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Health benefits of 15 minutes of exercise

The latest advice on exercise suggests that you do not have to run marathons, take part in endless aerobics classes, or spend hours in the gym to be healthy.

The latest advice on exercise suggests that you do not have to run marathons or spend hours in the gym to be healthy.

New research suggests that just 15 minutes of moderate physical activity per day increases life expectancy by three years, compared to inactive people.

Moderate activity could be anything from vacuum cleaning to gardening to brisk walking.

BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard and fitness expert Joanna Hall explain more.

  • 16 Aug
  • From the section Health