Hey folks, Dr. Joe Esposito here, welcome back to another show! Thanks for tuning in. Today we’re going to be discussing exercise, why you should and how to properly exercise!

Exercise is key to longer life, but not just classic exercise, but just movement. Results from a new study, shared in this short video, demonstrate the importance of exercise and movement to your health. Exercise may be one of the best preventive strategies against common chronic ailments, including heart disease and diabetes.

The more time you spend sitting, the shorter your life expectancy, thanks to the negative impact on your cardiovascular and metabolic functions. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists inactivity as the cause of 3.2 million deaths each year.

In one meta-analysis, researchers found those who sat the longest were twice as likely to have diabetes or heart disease, as compared to those who sat the least. This combination takes a high cost on society, contributing to billions of dollars each year in health care costs and lost productivity.

According to researchers, lack of activity is also the cause of more than 5 million deaths each year. To put this in perspective, smoking kills nearly 7 million annually. To achieve optimal health, you need to include moving as much as possible throughout each day. In three recent studies, researchers evaluated the effect of exercise on longevity.