Impact Of Leisure Time Activities

Impact Of Leisure Time Activities Many active people are aware of the National Institutes of Health physical activity recommendations for adults. If you're between the ages of 18 and 65, you should strive to get 2.5 hours of moderate intensity exercise each week, or 1.25 hours of vigorous exercise. During a moderate level of intensity, you should be able to talk but not sing. Intense effort makes it hard to speak even a couple of words clearly.

A new study of 650,000 adults published in the journal PLoS Medicine shows the importance of leisure time physical activity. An analysis of 6 population based studies revealed that those who regularly got the recommended amount of physical activity were likely to live 3.4 years longer than adults who don't. Really active people who got twice the recommended level might extend their lifespan by about 4.2 years.

True Strength Moment: This study shows that walking to the store instead of driving, mowing the lawn, raking leaves and any number of other leisure time activities can add to the hard work you put in at the gym. This research suggests it's well worth the effort.
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