Regular exercise could help elderly men add five years to life expectancy

Regular exercise could help elderly men add five years to life expectancy

Just half an hour of physical activity six times a week could reduce the risk of death in elderly men by up to 40%, according to a new study.

Although the study was not carried out specifically on people with type 2 diabetes, the call to get more exercise is good advice for those with the condition as an inactive lifestyle has been linked with poorer blood glucose control and a risk of developing further health complications.

The findings by researchers at Oslo University Hospital in Norway found that increases in the amount of exercise could be as much of a boost to health as giving up smoking.

A report on the Oslo II study was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The authors of the report said 30 minutes of physical activity—irrespective of its intensity – over six days a week was linked to a 40% lower risk of death from any cause among elderly men.

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  • No good to me i am not elderly....well 62 but who's counting