No Gym Required

Yes, regular cardio and strength workouts have the most impact on your health, but even a small amount of physical activity can deliver serious benefits.
A recent international study that combined the efforts of Cambridge, the London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine and Seden’s Karolinska Institute found that even light activity can reduce the risk of early death.

By achieving 30 minutes a day, five days a week of moderate activity, like walking or cycling, reduced the risk of death by 19 per cent, while upping the activity to seven hours a week, resulted in a 24 per cent reduced risk.

James Woodcock, the lead researcher, said that even everyday activities could pay off.

“Just walking to the shops or walking the children to school can lengthen your life,” Woodcock says.