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The Recommended Minimum Amount Of Daily Exercise Has Been Revealed

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am

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A new study has found that exceeding the recommended minimum amount of exercise can drastically lower a person's risk of five serious diseases.

These diseases include breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

The World Health Organisation currently recommends 600 'metabolic equivalent minutes' of physical activity per week, which is about 150 minutes of brisk walking or 75 minutes of running per week. 

However researchers from the US and Australia have published a study in the British Medical Journal claiming that carrying out between 3,000 and 4,000 metabolic equivalent minutes of exercise per week can have extreme health benefits. 

And these can actually be achieved quite easily. 

Through walking or cycling for 25 minutes, climbing the stairs for 10 minutes, vacuuming for 15 minutes or gardening or running for 20 minutes – all on a daily basis. 

Impressive. 

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