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No-sweat exercise may prolong life for the elderly, says study

Workouts need not be strenuous and long lasting; all activities, no matter how modest and brief, are beneficial


A FEW HOURS a week of light exercise - walking the dog, pottering about in the garden - lower the risk of death in older men, even if workouts are brief, researchers said on Tuesday.

Their findings, reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, challenge two long-held...