How much exercise is optimal for heart health?

Harvard Heart Letter

Just 15 minutes of moderate exercise a day provides health benefits and increases longevity. Exercising for longer periods helps even more, but only up to a point, as the benefits seem to plateau beyond 45 to 60 minutes of moderate exercise a day.
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