Can exercise make you live longer?


Regular physical activity, such as walking every day, is able to extend the life of a person. Even if it is done by obese people, according to a new research.

As reported by My Health News Daily, regardless of weight, age, sex, and condition of a person’s health, exercise is recommended if you want to live longer.

For example, through this study, respondents who are obese were asked to exercise 150 minutes a week. So on average they can extend age from 2.7 to 3.4 years longer.

Then, respondents who had excessive weight but not obese and exercise 150 minutes a week, could certainly add their age 3.9 years longer.

Meanwhile, the respondents with normal weight who exercised 150 minutes a week can extend up to 4.7 years.

“Our research basically wants to prove that by moving one can prolong life. The fact is that obese people who exercise can increase age compared with those of normal weight but are very lazy,” wrote researcher I-Min Lee of the Harvard School of Public Health in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine journal.

So, even if you exercise only by walking for less than two hours a week, you have a great opportunity to extend life. It was even known that 15 minutes of exercise adds 3 years of age.