Exercise extends lifespan: Study

Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary, a large Norwegian study suggests. Researchers followed about 5,700 men for about five decades, starting in the 1970s when they were 45 years ...

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