How an extra 10 minutes of exercise at home can boost health

Experts say exercise is more important as a person gets older because it can slow down the effects of aging. Photo: Pexels

(Christopher Curley/ Healthline) — People in the United States average about 5 hours of free time daily, with men tending to have more of it than women.

However, those hours can get quickly overtaken by life’s necessities, leaving less time for exercise.

But almost anyone can find an extra 10 minutes in their day to exercise. And that might be enough to prolong your life, a new study suggests.

Researchers said that if adults ages 40 to 85 engaged in just 10 additional minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day, it would save 110,000 deaths a year. (…)