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For a longer life, afternoon exercise may be best, a large study shows

By Gretchen Reynolds

22 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Want to live a longer life? Recent research suggests that exercising in the afternoon or evening can prolong your lifespan. The Post breaks down the findings to explain why.

Afternoon exercise may reduce the risks of premature death more than morning or evening workouts, according to a new large-scale study of more 90,000 men and women.

But if morning or evening exercise is your preference, don't despair. The study also finds that physical activity at any time of day is better for longevity than not exercising.

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