The entire world is going through some serious problems, especially due to the fact that there are more and more people who simply refuse to get off the couch and start to do some exercises. Aside of the fact that adults do not exercise, they also have a precarious lifestyle and their diet is anything but healthy. This is the main reason for which officials are very concerned with this issue, especially because the obesity problem has gone international and it is not only a problem of the United States of America.
Furthermore, it seems that there is nothing that would make this people exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, the norm which has been set and they believe that if there were a shorter amount of time people were asked to exercise daily, they would do it.
Exercise for 15 minutes
In order to let people know that exercising is very important, especially when you are past your first youth and you are confronted with more problems and stress, a group of researchers have made a new study which shows that people should exercise only for about 15 minutes per day and they will manage to add 3 more years to their lives.
The lead researcher of this new study, which was made in Taiwan, said that this is a suggestion which should benefit every type of person, regardless of whether we are healthy, sick, young, old or whatever else. Therefore, it is believed that a little exercise every day can help us live a longer, healthier life. On top of that, the researchers involved in this new study also said that the exercises in which people should engage daily should not be very intense and that even brisk walking could do wonders.
Complement the exercises with a healthy diet
As you can imagine, it is not easy to stay in shape, especially when your body has lost some of its abilities and your metabolism is starting to change due to old age. Therefore, simply exercising is not going to help as much as you would want. Over the age of 40, men are going through some serious midlife crises, women are around their menopause period and it can be quite frustrating to look in the mirror and see something you do not like.
Although the physique does not count as much for most people over the age of 40, they should now that leading a healthy life should not be only because you want to look great on the outside, but also because you want to keep all your organs healthy and functioning for a longer period of time. Sitting around the house, on the couch, watching TV, whenever you have some spare time does not help and a little exercise has not killed anyone.
Furthermore, if you add a healthy diet to dose daily 15 minutes of exercising, you will surely add more than 3 years to your life and you will also get a chance to enjoy does years even more.