There is strong scientific evidence that shows a reduction in premature death with regular physical exercise.
There aren’t many lifestyle choices that have an effect on mortality like smoking and exercise. It has been estimated that people who are physically active for approximately 7 hours a week have a 40 percent lower risk of dying early than those who are active for less than 30 minutes a week.
A person doesn’t necessarily need to do high amounts of vigorous activity to live longer. Studies show that by doing 150 minutes at moderate intensity aerobic physical activity a week can also substantially lower your risk.
Of course there are many uncertainties and we all have our time to die but there are things that you can do to improve the quality of your life and live longer. No matter who you are, male or female, young or old, you can benefit from quitting smoking and getting physically active.