“Some exercise better than none at all” – and could help you live longer
An NHS Behind the Headlines analysis of the study concluded: “Many people in the UK are failing to meet the recommended levels of physical activity. This study suggests that even if you can't meet the recommended amount, some exercise is better than none at all.
“However, because of the limitations of the review, more research would be needed to look into the ideal exercise level before recommending reducing amounts for older adults.
“We know that taking regular exercise has many health benefits, so being as active as possible is always beneficial. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of numerous major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
“Exercise may also have beneficial effects on general wellbeing and may have some effect on mental health, such as reducing stress levels and depression.”
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