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Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer'

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.

The analysis of 5,700 elderly men in Norway showed those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary. 

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If you feel inspired to start taking some exercise then the NHS Choices website offers some useful information to help you get started:-

There are various local organisations offering a wide range of activities for older people, including opportunities to exercise and get fit for people of all levels of ability - take a look at People First's Older People's Month pages to find out more.

And in our Events section you can find out about 100s of exercise opportunities in the local community - from chair-based exercise classes to yoga, badminton to line dancing, swimming to healthy strolls in the local park - there's something out there for you!
When you get to our Events page select the 'Fitness, exercise and sport' option from the drop-down Categories list on the left hand side of the page.