Exercise is the single most important longevity drug we have access to. Data shows that smoking and diabetes will increase your risk of death, depending on the time period looked at, by two or three times. But, research has also shown that having very high cardiovascular fitness, or a vo2 that is elite compared to below average leads to a reduction in mortality by five times. Similar results have been shown when looking at overall physical strength.
Now, it might feel daunting to think you need to get up to Elite status in cardiovascular fitness, but it's still effective at lower levels. Something as simple as a 30-45 minute session 3-4 times a week is a great start and will have an incredible effect on your longevity.
As far as a strength program, it varies from person to person, but there are some basic exercises that can help with longevity when held to a specific standard based on age and sex. Watch the full video below to get all the details.