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Move it!

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Did you know that simple daily activities like walking the dog, gardening, mowing the lawn or indulging in low-intensity exercises can help you live longer? Researchers at University College London in the UK tracked 1,200 men without heart disease who were aged between their early 70s and late 80s. The findings, which were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, point out that daily activities can increase your lifespan by 17 per cent. The British Regional Heart Study, conducted on 8,000 participants aged 40 to 59 across 34 years, also showed that those who got moving for daily activities lived longer. Even if your workout schedule isn’t lengthy, make sure you move your body in your free time.

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Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
May 2018