Fitness regimen helps older men live longer, say researchers

Researchers and experts have said that exercise and increased physical activity is good for the body at any age, but new data suggests in particular that regardless of a man’s age, cardiovascular fitness can add more years of life.

A new study of men over 70 years old with high blood pressure found that those who were able to push themselves harder during exercise had just half the risk of dying, compared to study participants who were the least fit. That means the benefits of exercising are not merely limited to younger or middle-aged men (and women), researchers said.

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