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Articles February 2014 Issue

Active Leisure Improves Heart Health and Longevity

Getting moving in everyday activities boosts health regardless of exercise habits.

How you spend your free time may affect how much life time you have to spend. While nothing beats regular exercise, a new Swedish study reports that older adults who are more active in their leisure time were less prone to cardiovascular problems and lived longer than their sedentary peers. The benefits were seen regardless of whether the seniors also engaged in vigorous exercise.

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