A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open found that physical activity not only decreases people’s risk of developing health problems, but may also help prevent them from being hospitalized. Researchers found that the magic number was just 20 minutes of daily exercise.
It’s well known that exercise is linked to a lower risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Still, the JAMA study explored the association for conditions not typically linked with exercise. The conditions significantly impacted by exercise were urinary tract infections, gallbladder disease and pneumonia.
Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about incorporating exercise into your daily routine.