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Even a little exercise is better than no exercise for a longer, better life

People who were sedentary for 10 hours a day were 48 per cent more likely to die during the study than people who moved more

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Obesity | weight gain | weight loss

Lisa Rapaport | Reuters 

People who get even a small amount of exercise may be less likely to die prematurely than their more sedentary counterparts, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 10 previously published studies that used accelerometers that track movement to measure the exact amount of active and sedentary time spent by more than 36,000 older adults. After an average follow-up period of 6.7 years, a total of 2,149 people died, or about 6 per cent of the participants. Compared to people who got virtually no exercise, people who got the most physical activity were 73 per cent less likely ...

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First Published: Sun, September 08 2019. 00:02 IST