Updated: Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012, 1:08 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012, 1:08 PM EST
(WDIV) - It's a simple fact: our bodies were made to move.
When the human body does not stay active is assumes something is wrong.
"Being inactive is really a disease state. So, if you're not moving your body at all, you're not getting any physical activity, you are in, essentially, a state of decline," said Dr. Susan Joy, of the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.
However, you don't have to run marathons to reap the rewards. A new study by the National Institutes of Health suggests even low levels of physical activity can add years to your life.
Read more: http://www.clickondetroit.com/lifestyle/health/-Inactive-disease-can-be-cured-without-grand-exercise-routines/-/2300442/17333360/-/76ptio/-/index.html