Amazing TWO MINUTE workout slashes death risk?
Ever climb onto one of those computerized treadmills and try one of their pre-programmed workouts?
They’ll have you sweating away on some simulated 45-minute climb up the side of Mount Everest — and that’s just for beginners!
It’s no wonder those shiny gym membership cards we all bought in January are collecting plenty of dust this time of year.
But University of Utah researchers say there’s a simple two-minute workout — something you could bang out during a commercial break or in less time than it takes to brush your teeth — that could add years to your life.
And it doesn’t cost a dime.
The secret to a longer, healthier life is getting up out of that chair and moving for two short minutes every hour. That’s it.
We’ve been telling you for ages that spending your day sitting can damage your heart and have you headed for an early grave. But spending just two minutes an hour checking the mail, watering your garden, or climbing a few flights of stairs can undo many of the harmful effects.
The researchers looked at data from more than 3,200 people who participated in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Those who had traded two minutes of sitting for two minutes of light-intensity activity every hour had an incredible 33 percent lower chance of dying.
It’s a small change that can have a huge impact.
And it’s a reminder that you don’t have to be training for a triathlon to get the benefits of exercise. Even walking briskly can have all kinds of health benefits. Research shows that it can improve prostate cancer outcomes, and help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
Now, put this article down and get to stepping. In just two short minutes you could be finishing up your very first steps to a better, longer life.
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