15mins of Exercise will save your life!

If you want to live a longer & more importantly a healthier life, nothing beats proper diet & exercise—even low amounts of exercise. A recent study published in the journal Lancet, which included several hundred thousand people between 1996 & 2008 found that a mere 15 mins of exercise a day can increase your lifespan by 3 years!
Those who got themselves moving for at least 15 mins a day, or 90 mins a week, also had a 14% reduced risk of all-cause mortality.
Researchers have measured the biochemical changes that occur during exercise & found alterations in more than 20 different metabolites. Some of these compounds help you burn calories and fat, while others help stabilize your blood sugar, among other things. Essentially, being of a healthy weight and exercising regularly creates a healthy feedback loop that optimizes and helps maintain healthy glucose and insulin levels through optimization of insulin receptor sensitivity. And, as I've mentioned before, insulin resistance—primarily driven by excessive consumption of refined sugars and grains along with lack of exercise—is the underlying factor of nearly all chronic disease that can take years off your life.
For example, heart disease & cancer are 2 of the top killers & exercise can effectively help prevent the onset of both, primarily by driving down your insulin levels. Exercise also helps lower your estrogen levels, which explains why it appears to be particularly potent against breast cancer.

Studies done by the National Cancer Institute mentioned :
  • Physical activity is a critical component of energy balance, the term researchers use to describe how weight, diet, and physical activity influence health
  • There is strong evidence that physical activity is associated with reduced risk of cancers of the colon and breast
  • Several studies have also reported links between physical activity and reduced risk of endometrial (lining of the uterus), lung, and prostate cancers
  • Current National Cancer Institute-funded studies are exploring the role of physical activity in cancer survivorship and quality of life, cancer risk, and the needs of populations at increased risk