Just 150 minutes of exercise a week, that’s just over 21 minutes a day, boosts life expectancy by over 3 years

A Survey run by Vitality, Mercer, University of Cambridge and RAND of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (government recommended level) saw life expectancy increase of 3.1 years and:

· People who increased activity levels to 90 minutes saw an increase of almost three years (2.7 years), and exercising just 60 minutes a week saw an increase of more than two years (2.4 years)

· Data from Britain’s Healthiest Workforce, run by Vitality, Mercer, University of Cambridge and RAND with data from over 32,500 employees, found on the basis of the ‘Vitality Age’ gap, Professional Services had the healthiest employees, closely followed by Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences, and the Public Sector. The unhealthiest industries were Insurance, Manufacturing, and Transportation, Shipping and Logistics

* Research calculated through analysis of each individual’s ‘Vitality Age’, an aggregate measure of wellness that evaluates the gap between physical body age and actual age