But exercise sure as shit matters if we care about improving the overall quality of the years we have.

I don’t know about you, but that’s good enough for me.

“Clearly, people who exercise more live longer on average. Genetics, social factors, existing health and other aspects of lifestyle explain some of the association. We should not rule out a direct link between exercise and longevity, but this study suggests that it may have a smaller role than previously thought.”

“Nevertheless, experimental evidence shows that exercise can prevent illness and disability, improve mood and overall quality of life, which many would regard as more meaningful outcomes than lifespan alone.”

Here’s the article that digs into the Finnish(!) longevity study.