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Beware of the 11-Minute Exercise Myth: Unraveling Misrepresented Science #TheFitHappyMinute

You may have seen a lot of headlines in recent weeks touting the fact that people need to perform only 11 minutes of exercise each day to increase their lifespans. Sounds too good to be true, right? This means it’s time to do a little digging to uncover the truth about the findings of the research being cited.

The research, which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has a title that would drive away many readers, so the desire to simplify things is understandable: “Joint associations of accelerometer measured physical activity and sedentary time with all-cause mortality: A harmonized meta-analysis in more than 44000 middle-aged and older individuals.”

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