How exercise boosts longevity
Want to celebrate more birthdays? Make fitness part of your routine. In this Health Smarts video, Robin Miller, MD, explains how physical activity helps you live longer -- and better.
Hi, I'm Dr. Miller with a simple tip to add years to your life. Remember this simple mantra, better late than never.
If you've never exercised before, it's not too late. Giving up your couch potato ways in midlife can help you reach more birthdays.
It could actually slash your mortality rate in half. [AUDIO LOGO]
The number of years you add to your life is up to you. One study suggests that an average 50-year-old man can earn two more birthdays by becoming moderately active.
That means walking or riding a bike for fun. [AUDIO LOGO]
You could add another two birthday candles by becoming highly active. That means participating in high-intensity sports
or strenuous physical training at least three hours a week. [AUDIO LOGO]
So get up, and get moving. For more ways to live healthy, watch all our smart tips right here. [AUDIO LOGO]
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