Exercising regularly, such as brisk walking, helps people live longer than those who do not engage in physical activity in their spare time, even if they are overweight.

This finding came from a team of international experts led by Steven Moore, from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, USA, and was published in PLOS Medicine. The research coincides with a previous study which indicated that physical activity increases life expectancy and can help smokers increase their life span by 3.7 years.


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