A quick calculation on exercise
The question is—am I doing enough exercise?
I intend to provide a worked example for you to work alongside with your own calculations and decide if you should increase or decrease your exercise.
The benefits of physical activity are various and this calculation can be done for one or all of them; some of them include:
longevity of life
current physical health (ability to enrich your current life with physical activity)
happiness (overall improved mood)
feeling like you have more energy
fun while exercising
prevent cognitive decline
improves oxygen supply to all your cells
3 years for the first 15 minutes a day and a further 4% reduction in mortality for every 15minutes after that
every minute of exercise returns 8 minutes of life
being normal weight and active conveys 7.2 years of extra life expectancy
75mins/week of brisk activity = 1.8years of greater life expectancy with more activity giving upwards to 4.5years of longevity