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According to a study, one in ten early deaths is avoided by daily walking.

Fitting a brisk walk into your routine is sufficient, according to a UK review, so you don’t need to be a professional athlete or runner to reap the benefits of exercise.

One in ten premature deaths may be avoided, according to the study, if everyone engaged in only 11 minutes of daily movement. However, the majority of people are unable to exercise for the requisite 150 minutes each week as suggested.

Nonetheless, the University of Cambridge experts assert that even a little activity is preferable to doing nothing.

The NHS advises everyone to engage in 150–300 minutes of weekly intense exercise that increases heart rate or 75–150 minutes of weekly vigorous exercise that increases breathing effort.

The study team examined hundreds of other studies on the advantages of physical activity and came to the conclusion that even half of the advised quantity could prevent one in 20 occurrences of cardiovascular disease and nearly one in thirty cases of cancer.

That is equivalent to 11 minutes every day, or 75 minutes per week, of biking, quick walking, climbing, dancing, or playing sports.

According to the research, doing that much can cut your risk of cancer by 7%, heart disease by 17%, and stroke by 20%.

“For several types of cancer, such as head and neck, gastric, leukaemia, and blood cancers, the benefits of exercise were even stronger, although they were less pronounced in cases of lung, liver, endometrial, colon, and breast cancer.”

About 100 large studies and nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles were examined for the analysis, which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, to gain a general picture of the available evidence.

Around one in six early deaths would be avoided, according to their calculations, if everyone in the studies had exercised for the recommended 150 minutes per week.  They suggest, for instance, using a bicycle or walking to get to work or the store rather than driving or playing with your kids or grandchildren while being active.

The greatest method to raise your physical activity level, according to experts, is to incorporate fun activities into your weekly schedule. Adults should engage in muscle-building activities twice a week, according to the NHS. Exercises like yoga, pilates, weightlifting, strenuous gardening, and carrying heavy items all count.