FITNESS: Exercise Prolongs Life

Elderly people who exercise ‘live five years longer’ according to a news item on the BBC website.

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary.

The authors, writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, called for campaigns to encourage fitness in older people.

Read the full article on the BBC Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32735723

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