An Igbo adage says death knows no king.

He has everyone under his wings.

But you see, you can actually cheat this king and continue bouncing for as long as you want.

A new study shows you can cheat death by "walking for as little as 30 minutes most days of the week’.

Researchers said on Friday that one in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity.

This includes house-cleaning or walking to work -- five days a week.


"Being highly active (750 minutes a week) is associated with an even greater reduction," according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal.

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The study, which tracked 130,000 people in 17 countries, "confirms on a global scale that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of dying and heart-related disease," the authors said in a press statement.

This was irrespective of which country the study participants came from, the type of activity, or whether it was undertaken for leisure or as part of daily transport or housework.

So, you see, if you can afford to walk to work or clean your house yourself, you have a chance of not dying before your time.

In fact, long before this study, the World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of "moderate-intensity", or 75 minutes of "vigorous-intensity" aerobic physical activity per week.

Now, get walking and walk your life to longevity. And you may even elect to do the house cleaning yourself.

Happy death cheating!!!

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