ISLAMABAD- Older age women should be prescribed more moderate- to high-intensity exercise rather than medicine as a treatment to reduce the risk of death, according to a QUT study.

QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation claimed that instead of the conventional mode of physical and mental health medication, doctors should prescribe customized exercises.

This study is based on five years of research on the impact of exercise on mental and physical health in women over the age of 50.

The research also stated that older women should be engaging with high intensity exercise for at least 30-45 minutes five times a week, but it should be tailored to ensure that its intensity is enough to obtain the positive sustained effects of the exercise .