Thinking of a good New Year’s resolution? Well you could do much worse that commit yourself to 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. That’s the recommended benchmark for staying healthy!


New research published in November by the European Heart Journal examined the molecular changes brought about by exercise. They took a group of middle aged men and women and put them through various exercise routines in three 45-minute sessions per week. The message from their research was that exercise of any kind may change the nature of aging, even for people who already are middle-aged. “It is not too late to keep your cells young”, was the take away message.

There’s more good news as if you’re time poor, not fond of the gym or intensive workouts, there’s a simple option. Research shows that the same benefits can be achieved by breaking your exercise up into smaller blocks of time – as small as 10 minutes.

Listen in as Dr John explains:

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