Exercise reduces death risk in elderly

High-intensity exercise performed by elderly persons may lower their death rate by 30 percent. A regular cycling or walking program carried out for at least 20 minutes three times a week reduced the risk of heart disease and death from all causes. Vigorous activity lowered the risk even more than less activity. (Archives of Internal Medicine 158:1499-1505, July 27, 1998) Copyright 1998 Phylis Austin

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