Thursday, November 8, 2012

Am I Really Living Longer?

Exercise is good. Sedentary is bad.

Hardly a headline grabber, but that's the result of a new study.

A whole bunch of really smart people, including researchers from Harvard Medical School, discovered that 150 minutes a week of exercise adds about 3.4 years to your life. The sound bite is that even those who are "husky" will live longer if they exercise. Less flabby exercisers more than double the extra years.

As a husky person who does his two and ½ hours of weekly exercise, please let me clarify.

It's not that you live longer.

It just seems longer.