Got 15 Minutes? Get Started on Your Exercising!

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // Aging


August 16  



I know – exercise is the last thing on your to-do list and the first thing that gets brushed aside when you are "too busy" or "too stressed" or "too too…"

I admit that I get this way as well. But then I get back into exercising and I feel better, am less stressed and SURPRISE – I can get more work done and in less time!!

We are "supposed to" exercise at least 30 minutes a day and that is difficult for some when they are just getting started thinking about exercising.

"Find another block of 30 minutes? You gotta be kidding."

Well no – you don't need that block of time. Sometimes 3 ten-minute segments is just as good – or – even less is good.  A new study in Asia found that:

…those who exercised just 15 minutes a day — or 90 minutes a week — cut their risk of death by 14 percent and extended their life expectancy by three years compared with those who did no exercise. Both men and women benefited equally from the minimum activity.

Article about 15 minutes of daily exercise

Adding more minutes to that 15 was beneficial. But 15 was good in and of itself.

So  – no more excuses! You can find 15 minutes! And you may find you are enjoying your day more because you are active for that time.


Thoughts? Thank you for your comments.

  • Wonderful reminder Lynn… exercise is therapy for the brain. I enjoy longs walks and using the Gazelle while I listen to a recordings. By multi-tasking, learning more about operating a better business and getting some exercise just makes sense to me and makes it happen.

    • Thank you Candace. I find that when I walk or hike and sometimes even while skiing, my brain finds solutions to everything. Exercise is so good for our body and brain but we [including me] too often put it off for “later.”

      So in order not to be a hypocrit 🙂 I am going to take a swim.

  • I agree! I just started C25K this week and prepping for it last week and I have felt great. I’m so glad I’ve got back into getting into shape! Thanks for the article!

    • Thank you Amanda. Every bit of research says exercise is good for us for many reasons – but we still do not engage. I started doing yoga most every day and I feel so much better – but come next winter will I remember this 🙂


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    About the Author

    Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

    Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.