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How Tom Cruise continues to be fit at the age of 60 – longevity tips

The action hero, known for starring in the Mission: Impossible films, has a keen sense of adventure in real life. When asked how he keeps fit, Cruise responded: “Sea-kayaking, caving… fencing, treadmill, weights…” The father-of-three added that he does “rock-climbing, hiking”… “I jog,” he told the Daily Mail in 2015. “I do so many different activities.”

Seven years later and Cruise is still engaging in thrilling hobbies, as seen on his latest Instagram post.

In the video, co-starring alongside comedian James Corden, Cruise flies a plane, and he’s still looking trim.

By engaging in physically demanding amusements, such as sea-kayaking, you are working towards better health.

Moving the body in such a way is classified as exercise, especially if it makes you feel that little bit warmer.

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The NHS recommends everybody should aim for at least 150 minutes of exercise each week.

This can be broken down into 30-minute daily exercises, five times per week.

And to break it down even further, you can do three 10-minute stints of activity every day.

The NHS says exercise is the “miracle cure we’ve all been waiting for”.

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“It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer,” the health body adds.

Moreover, exercise can “lower your risk of early death by up to 30 percent”.

The NHS emphasises that there is “strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and happier life”.

Physical activity can also:

  • Boost self-esteem
  • Boost mood
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Improve energy levels
  • Reduce your risk of stress
  • Reduce your risk of clinical depression
  • Reduce your risk of dementia.

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“Given the overwhelming evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active,” the NHS points out.

“It’s essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.”

While people are recommended to do 150 minutes of exercise each week, the more you do, the better your health is likely to be.

“For any type of activity to benefit your health, you need to be moving quick enough to raise your heart rate, breathe faster and feel warmer,” the NHS clarifies.

If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, where you sit down for long periods of time, your life is at risk.

Inactivity is regarded as a “silent killer”, as it’s extremely detrimental to your health.

Sedentary behaviours include:

  • Watching TV
  • Using a computer
  • Using the car
  • Sitting down to read, talk, or listen to music.

“This type of behaviour is thought to increase your risk of developing many chronic diseases,” the NHS cautions.

In fact, the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity is far more likely.

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