Get Active, Live Longer!

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As if you needed another piece of motivation to strap on those sneakers: A new study found that people who got just 75 minutes of moderate exercise (brisk walking or the equivalent) per week--as in, about 10 minutes of physical activity per day--lived an average of 1.8 years longer than their less-active counterparts.

Here's what else a 10- to 20-minute daily sweat session gets you:

5% increase in "good" cholesterol, according to the American Heart Assocation
10% lower chance of dying of any kind of cancer, reports a recent study in Taiwan
14% decrease in coronary heart disease risk, based on recent findings published in the journal Circulation

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SOURCE: Health.com
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