Since the beginning of time, man has been on the search for the “fountain of youth”. As we age, we become more and more desperate to slow down time. Although we may not be able to prevent death, there is scientific evidence in favor of an activity that concludes that it will increase your lifespan. This activity, you may have guessed, is exercise.
Now before you go thinking you need to get crazy into crossfit or run marathons to reap the benefits, never fear! Studies have shown that consistent exercise – not necessarily strenuous exercise – is the key to overall health and increased lifespan. You also don’t have to workout for an extremely long time. Studies have shown that just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week is all that’s required to see a significant increase in life expectancy.
How is this done you might ask? Simply put, exercise decreases your likelihood of some of the most common causes of premature death including arterial hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. Not only that, exercise has also been proven to improve quality life with better mood stabilization and mental clarity.
Now for our older audience, you might be thinking “I’m way past my prime” or “I’m way beyond the timeframe to impact my life expectancy.” However, the best part about exercise is that it can have an effect even if you haven’t exercised a day in your life. Even for older adults, consistent exercise can dramatically alter overall health and life expectancy. The best time to start is right now!
Using the Allwell.io App to keep you on track with daily exercise is easy! Just use the calendar portion of the app to schedule out exercise and keep a log of what you’ve accomplished.
Even if it’s just a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood or a quick beginners cardio on our video workouts, just a simple quick exercise can do wonders for your quality of life now, and even potentially tack on a few years to your overall lifespan.