You May Not Need a Lot of Exercise to Be Healthy, Science Says

Jan 23, 2017 AT 14:00 PM | BY StyleBlizzard
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(Photo credit: Getty Images)
(Photo credit: Getty Images)

Inflammation is known for being one of the biggest, absolutely major factors in heart (and other!) diseases, as well as being a huge actor in conditions like obesity. And while it has been known for a while that exercise is one of the better ways to fight inflammation, it’s never been clear how much of it exactly do you need to fight off inflammation and live a healthier life — that is, until now.

Recently studies have finally came out with definite, or at least more specific answers. Turns out, you don’t need to sweat your heart out at the gym. Scientists have found that even as much as 20 minutes of walking at a comfortable pace could be enough to start the body processes that reduce inflammation in the body, both short-term at first, and long-term if it is made into a habit.

The key here is that even moderate exercise such as choosing a longer route to work can be of major benefit to overall health, even if you can’t measure successful weight loss yet.

However, the study hasn’t concluded whether or not different types of exercise were more or less effective. For now, you can focus on walking and moving more. Who knows, maybe there is an even easier way which we are only to find out about in the future!

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