IIf your motivation to exercise wanes with the temperature, recent research might inspire you to keep trying, given its findings on when the magic happens in terms of health gains. It has been found that 20 minutes of exercise – brisk walking, jogging or cycling fast enough to make you breathe harder – each day leads to a reduced risk of disease and increases your longevity.
The study, carried out by Swedish and Norwegian researchers, used hip monitors to track the activity of almost 12,000 people aged 50 and over for ten hours a day for at least two years. The results of a five-year follow-up, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, showed that, compared to sitting for eight hours a day, people who spent
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