Spring is around the corner, and suddenly more and more people are exercising.
They’re out on the roads running or cycling, or they arrive at work lugging their gym bags behind them. But for those of us who’ve been vegetating on the couch for months, especially in lockdown, the thought of any serious physical activity is daunting – even though we know we really should exercise.
The good news is you don’t have to tackle marathons to reap the benefits of physical activity. Even running for as little as five to 10 minutes a day can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and increase longevity, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.