Elderly people who load the dishwasher, climb stairs or just keep moving are bound to live longer than their sedentary counterparts, a study said on Tuesday.
The study of 302 people aged 70 to 82 found those who engaged in more physical activity --- not necessarily formal exercise --- were much less likely to die than those who did not move as much.
"The message here is that for older adults, any movement is better than no movement and that this can come from usual daily activities," said study author Todd Manini of the U.S. National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland.
[Reuters, 11 July 2006]
Read the full text of the study in current issue of JAMA
Not just older adults. Physical activity in any form, benefits anyone. It improves blood circulation, it exercises the heart, and it leads your mind away from depression. Move more today and live longer!