According to the Independent's report, a new study has revealed that aerobic exercises can reduce the risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease or dying prematurely. All it takes is 11 minutes of your time a day.
Exercises such as walking, dancing, running, cycling and swimming are classified as aerobic activities.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom analyzed data from 196 studies in which more than 30 million adults were followed for 10 years.
In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, it was stated that 75 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week reduced the risk of premature death by 23 percent.
It was found that this activity, which corresponds to about 11 minutes a day, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 17 percent and the risk of cancer by 7 percent.
In the meantime, it was determined that the risks decreased as the duration of activity increased.
According to the findings, a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise per week (22 minutes a day) reduces the risk of dying from any cause by 31 percent.
It was also found to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular diseases by 29 percent and the risk of death from cancer by 15 percent.
The same amount of exercise also reduced the risk of developing cancer by 12 and the risk of cardiovascular disease by 27 more.
Co-author of the study, Dr. "If you're someone who does 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, our findings are good news for you," said Soren Brage.