Do you have 11 minutes a day for your health?
We all know that we need to be more active and exercise regularly. This can be hard, especially for those who suffer from chronic illness. Going to the gym is often not an option and finding time to exercise at home can be challenging as well.
New research found that as little as 11 minutes of moderate exercise daily significantly decreased the likelihood of participants to die prematurely, even if they sat for long periods of time each day. The researchers tracked activity with movement trackers similar to Fitbit. Participants who exercised for 35 minutes or more a day got the best results for longevity.
Take away point: You don’t have to workout for hours to reap the health benefits of exercise. For the average person, 10-30 minutes is a realistic goal. If you need a New Year’s resolution, this may be a good one! It can be simple to make a positive IMPACT on your health and wellness.
If you have questions on how to get started with an exercise program, please contact us and we will happily point you in the right direction!
– Kris Siegenthaler, OTR/L, MS, CHT, CLT
Ekelund U, Tarp J, Fagerland MW, et al Joint associations of accelero-meter measured physical activity and sedentary time with all-cause mortality: a harmonised meta-analysis in more than 44 000 middle-aged and older individuals. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2020;54:1499-1506. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/54/24/1499