Study: Increasing physical activity linked to lower risk of death among elderly men

On its website, CBS News reports that a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests “that just thirty minutes of physical activity six days a week is associated with 40 percent lower risk of death among elderly men – and even light activity helps.”

HealthDay reports that the researchers found that “more exercise reaped even greater benefits, decreasing the odds of death from both heart disease or any cause.”

Meanwhile, “looking back further, men who were sedentary in their 40s lived five fewer years on average than those who were the most active.”

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