Movement, Aging, and Longevity

Do Yoga While You Brush Your Teeth and During Commercial Breaks

Loosen up your body in a variety of ways with live online Yoga classes patricia becker

It’s no secret that regular exercise can be critical to healthy longevity, but that doesn’t mean you have to run a marathon to get the benefits of exercise.

New research is showing that even a few minutes of movement, barely more than the length of a commercial break, can improve health. For example, a new study in the journal Sports Medicine revealed that light walking after a meal, for as little as two to five minutes, has a significant positive effect on blood sugar levels.

Don’t have time to get those 10,000 steps? That’s okay! Even getting just 2,000 steps will lower the risk of mortality by a substantial amount, as will every increment of 2,000 steps thereafter.

Include a variety of Yoga movements when you walk in the neighborhood, park or forest.

So, get off the couch, skip all those commercials—you’ve seen that couple in the bathtub a thousand times anyway—and make some meaningful progress on your health practically before your show starts up again.

Adapted from The Longevity Project

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