August 25, 2011
Shedding pounds may not be the only reason to participate in a little physical activity, as a recent study from Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes indicates that a mere 15 minutes of moderate exercise per day can add as much as three years to your life, according to a report from Reuters.
If you're looking for easy ways to get active, try a few of these fun activities:
1. Walk the dog. A brisk 15 minute walk will do wonders, for both your health and that of your furry canine friend. If you don't have a dog, bring along a friend or significant other. You'll be adding years to their lives, too!
2. Skip some rope. Jump roping isn't just for young girls, it's a fun cardio workout for all ages. So plug in those headphones, secure them with an exercise armband and skip away.
3. Sex. Not only is it a great way to stay active and fit, but it's fun!
4. Play with kids (or grandkids). Children are active little creatures. Anyone who has been a parent knows that chasing around a few toddlers is sure to burn calories. If you don't have kids of your own, offer to babysit for a friend or relative.