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Surprise! Script for great health: 5x as much exercise

■ We’ve been told by the scientific medical establishment that, to keep our bodies as healthy and disease-free as possible, we should do about 1¼ hours of vigorous exercise (like running) or 2½ hours of moderate exercise (like brisk walking) every week. Sound about right? reports. And if you’re a moderate exerciser, you’ll need to level up to 15 to 20 hours a week — or, at a “brisk walking” pace of 5,6km/h, about 84 to 113 kilometres. Does it sound like too far to go for lifelong health? You could always just find the nearest graveyard and take a few strolls around that.

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