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Less Than 10 Minutes of Exercise Can Lengthen Life, Study Says

Let’s be honest: Life can get busy. From work commitments to social plans, it’s sometimes incredibly challenging to carve out time to work out and release those “feel-good” endorphins. But exercising nonetheless is important to make time for on a regular basis. And the good news is, your workout time really doesn’t have to be a long and drawn-out process. As a matter of fact, a new study published in The Lancet Public Health reveals that less than 10 minutes of exercise can extend your life. So if you can squeeze 10 minutes out of your day for yourself, it’s time to learn some very valuable wellness information to help you live longer. Keep reading to learn more, and when you’re finished, be sure to check out This Is the New ‘Magic Number’ of Days You Need to Exercise To See Results, Study Says.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality across the globe.

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The number one cause of mortality in the world is cardiovascular disease, the research notes. Although in more recent years deaths have decreased from this particular cause, there’s been an increase in individuals admitted to hospitals for “acute manifestations of cardiovascular events.” This includes stroke and heart failure.

Being physically inactive is considered one of the most common behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Historically, research has honed in on the benefits of exercise performed for longer periods of time. This study, however, focused on the benefits of short bouts of exercise.

The study:

The research team reviewed previous data from the UK Biobank (June 1, 2013 to Dec 23, 2015) with a focus on adults who don’t exercise in their spare time. The Biobank participants wore wrist accelerometers and included a total of 103,684 adults. During the follow-up research,

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