The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi66° Slight Chc Showers

Tonight

Lo43° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi64° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo44° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday

Hi75° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo47° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi78° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo49° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi79° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo49° Partly Cloudy

Study finds exercise adds to life expectancy, even for obese

Send to Kindle
Print This
So, what’s it worth to lace up those sneakers and break a sweat for about 30 minutes a day? About 3.5 extra years of life, on average — and about 4.2 additional years for those willing to step up the intensity or put in closer to an hour a day of brisk walking or its equivalent, according to a new study. Even for the severely obese — those with a body mass index above 35 — exercising for about 2.5 hours a week at moderate intensity or for 75 minutes at vigorous levels puts average life expectancy a notch above that of a normal-weight person who is sedentary, the research shows.

View my options or Sign in