(The Telegraph) Pensioners who spend just half an hour a day gardening, fishing or walking can reduce their risk of a fatal heart attack by more than half, a major study has found.
The study into 2,456 men and women, aged between 65 and 74, found that those with an active retirement had far lower death rates.
Until now, much of the evidence about the benefits of exercise in protecting the heart has come from studies into those who are young or middle-aged.
But the new study, presented yesterday at the world's largest cardiac conference, suggested dramatic changes could be achieved later in life.[Click the title, above, to post a comment.]