Even 15 minutes is effective

Post date: 05-Jan-2012 01:56:37


What are the benefits?

    • 14% reduced risk of death

    • 3 year longer life expectancy

For every additional 15 min of daily exercise

    • further reduce all-cause mortality by 4%

    • all-cancer mortality by 1%

These benefits were applicable to all age groups and both sexes, and to those with cardiovascular disease risks.

What if I don't exercise?

    • Individuals who are inactive have a 17% increased risk of mortality.


Dr Chi Pang Wen, Jackson Pui Man Wai, Min Kuang Tsai , Yi Chen Yang , Ting Yuan David Cheng , Meng-Chih Lee , Hui Ting Chan , Chwen Keng Tsao, Shan Pou Tsai , Xifeng Wu Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy: a prospective cohort study. The Lancet, Volume 378, Issue 9798, Pages 1244 - 1253, 1 October 2011 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60749-6

Exercise for just 15 minutes a day or 90 minutes a week and still reap the benefits!