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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Doctor's Orders: 15 MInutes of Exercise A Day for Better Health
15-Minute Daily Walk Can Extend Life 3 Years: Aussie Podiatrist
Dr. Phil Vasyli, a podiatrist and founder of Orthaheel and Vionic Performance Footwear, notes that a 15 minute bout of exercise each day can increase your life expectancy by three years, even if you have cardiovascular disease risk factors. Daily physical activity is especially important for older adults, because maintaining an active lifestyle into the senior years has been shown to reduce blood pressure, inflammation, blood sugar and other markers of chronic disease.
Exercise can also boost immunity. Additionally, getting outdoors and exposed to some natural sunlight at any point in the day can help regulate the body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that controls the sleep cycle, says Dr. Vasyli.
Source: Denise Reynolds, EMax Health [12/6/11]