Even light activity may help the hearts of older people

February 18, 2015 10:52 PM

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(Reuters Health) – For older people who have some trouble getting around, even light activity like household chores may be better for the heart than no activity, according to a new U.S. study.

Researchers profiled seniors' risk of heart disease complications - including heart attack - over a 10-year period and found their risk rose along with the amount of time they were inactive each day. Conversely, the more active time they had - regardless of intensity - the lower their risk.

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