Science Says THIS Is the “Right” Amount to Exercise for a Longer Life

Alina Gonzalez
by Alina Gonzalez

Just like eight hours of sleep per night is the magic formula for optimum health, 30 minutes of daily activity is generally regarded to be a sweet spot when it comes to exercise and health. But if you can't swing that, you're supposed to at least hit the minimum recommended amount of weekly exercise: 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, which breaks down to 21 minutes of moderate cardio per day. General health and maintenance aside, how much exercise do you need to actually extend your life span? The scientific community hasn't had a clear sense of this—until now. Keep scrolling to find out the stats!

 

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