Study: 2.5 Hours of Exercise a Week Lowers Risk of Death

It’s no surprise that exercise can help you live a longer life, but how much you do can really help.

A new study from American Heart Association found that exercising for two and a half hours or more a week can dramatically lower the risk of death.

Two to four hours of moderate exercise each week was shown to reduce cardiovascular-related deaths by 40% and deaths of all causes by 30%. “This finding may reduce the concerns around the potential harmful effect of engaging in high levels of physical activity observed in several previous studies,” said researcher Dong Hoon Lee.


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