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Why exercise keeps you 'young'

Updated: Jan 24

Doing enough physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself 'young', healthy and happy.

Decades of research has proven that increasing physical activity results in a huge range of benefits. In addition to the obvious benefit of feeling physically fitter, exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia, and also been proven to reduce stress, improve mood, encourage healthier eating & weight loss and even improve sleep.

How much exercise should I do?

In general, the more activity you can do, the greater the anti-ageing benefit.

Whilst doing any kind of exercise is better than none, to start getting real benefits you should targeting doing at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week.

A great video explaining all the benefits of physical activity

We love this brilliant video from Doctor Mike Evans. It's a great summary of decades of research and the many benefits of doing just 30 minutes exercise a day.


If you want to find how much your exercise (along with other lifestyle factors) might be ageing you or keeping you young - take the Life Age test