Dutch Exercise Study

And one more study demonstrates the benefits of exercise.

The Archives of Internal Medicine reports a Dutch study of the exercise habits of 800 men aged 64 to 84.

The findings indicate that walking or cycling three times a week for at least twenty minutes each time was enough to reduce the risk of dying from all causes, not just heart disease, by about 30%.

The risk of death from stroke was reduced further, by approximately 60%!! and the more intense the activity, the better.

There doesn't seem to be much doubt that daily exercise will help you live longer.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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