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A new study has revealed that the UK government recommended level of weekly exercise – 150 minutes – can increase life expectancy by three years.

It also found that sedentary people who increased their gym-going to 90 minutes a week saw an increase in 2.7 years, while just 60 minutes can extend your life by 2.4 years.

Conducted by the health and life insurer Vitality, the research found that the main excuses for not doing exercise were time constraints (31 per cent), money (21 per cent) and not enjoying it (19 per cent).

Apart from clocking up hours at the gym, daily chores also count towards your exercise allowance, including vigorous gardening, walking up stairs, house-cleaning, holding a baby and walking between bus stops.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK