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Exercise: what’s the bare minimum I can do?

Modern high-intensity workouts are seductively short — but do they offer the same life-extending benefits as established exercise regimes?

By David Cox  /  The Guardian

“We have to start thinking of exercise as a drug,” he says. “Therefore, if you have a strong family history, which indicates a genetic risk factor, or something happens which proves you have that disease, you should make the time. Even if you exercised for half an hour every single day for seven days a week, that’s a tiny fraction of 16 waking hours. And after all, time doesn’t really matter when you’re dead.”

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