According to a new study, exercising 2-4 times more than what the HHS advises will maximise benefits.

The National Institutes of Health-funded study found that the following is the ideal amount of exercise to perform per week:

a minimum of 5 to 10 hours per week of moderate exercise (42 minutes to an hour and 25 minutes daily)

a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes to 5 hours of active time (21-42 minutes daily)

– a combination of the two that is comparable.

Over 100,000 American people were tracked in the study utilising questionnaires from 1988 to 2018.

 Age, race, weight, height, family medical history, personal medical history, amount of sleep, history of smoking, and other details were requested of the participants.

Results indicated that all-cause mortality was reduced by 26% to 31% in those who engaged in 300 to 600 minutes, or 5 to 10 hours, of moderate physical exercise each week.