It honestly might be the easiest way to cheat death yet. A ridiculously simple move you can make to extend your life and make sure your senior years are some of the best you’ve ever had.
Even better, it doesn’t cost a cent. There’s nothing to swallow. You don’t have to break a sweat doing strenuous exercise. Heck, you don’t even need motivation.
All you need is 10 free minutes. Because new research reveals that short space of time is the key to unlocking a powerful health boost. In fact, this benefit is so potent that it could help protect you from just about EVERYTHING out there trying to do you in.
So get ready to set aside those 10 minutes. Because I have a hunch, you might want to get started right after you’re done reading this.
I’ll be sharing what you can do in such a short amount of time to help you live longer and healthier. And don’t worry. It’s easy and painless.
The 10-minute secret to longer life
Let’s face it, just about every plan for so-called “easy” exercise always seems to involve some kind of catch.
Sometimes it’s a gadget you have to buy like an ab toner, a leg wiggler, or an arm pounder. And, of course, it’s impossible to use, so it leaves you sore… or worse, injured. And eventually, it becomes a doorstop.
Or maybe it’s just an “easy” workout plan that’s anything but. Like the “easy” 10-minute exercise program that I read about recently, that was actually a total nightmare. They clearly were trying to cram a 60-minute workout into those 10 minutes.
But that’s what makes this new report so exciting. It confirms that meeting the minimum guidelines for activity… two and a half TOTAL hours of exercise a week… really can extend your life.
But it also revealed two other vital facts:
- You don’t have to do it in long, torturous chunks. Instead you can break it down into just 10 bite-size minutes at a time.
- You don’t have to “exercise” in any real strenuous sense. In fact, you can even just go for a brisk, refreshing walk.
In other words, it really IS the definition of easy.
Take the EFFORT out of EXERCISE
The researchers found that the intensity of the activity doesn’t really matter. Neither does duration.
Someone who does brief walks gets pretty much the same benefit as someone who works up a sweat doing some intense exercise like kickboxing or cardio.
And if you can follow this plan and get just 10 minutes of easy exercise in at a time, you can expect a longer, healthier life. In fact, every 30 minutes of light activity per day, even when it’s in easy 10-minute increments, can cut your chances of early death by 17 percent.
If you’re willing and able to step it up a little, you can reap even more benefits. Bumping that “light” activity to something in the “moderate-to-vigorous” range – like a speed walk or jog– can send your risk of an early demise plunging by a third.
The study happened to be on older men. But I’d expect women would see a similar benefit from the light exercise.
The easiest zero-effort way to pull this off is to use your mealtimes as a guide. Simply head out for a 10-minute walk after every meal.
When you do, there are some immediate benefits you can expect. The short burst of activity can help you digest your food, balance your blood sugar, and reduce your blood pressure.
Plus, by attaching the light exercise to the end of your meal breaks, you’ll easily hit that 30-minute target to help extend your life too.