`Daily walk can add seven years to your life'

Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life, ac cording to health experts. Researchers have found that moderate exercise could halve the risk of dying from a heart attack for someone in their fifties or sixties.
Coronary heart disease is UK's single biggest killer, causing one death every seven seconds, and exercise has long been seen as a way to reduce the risks by cutting obesity and diabetes. A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress suggested that regular exercise can increase life span. A group of 69 healthy non-smokers, aged between 30 and 60, who did not take regular exercise were tested as part of the study at Saarland University in Germany .
Blood tests taken during six months of regular aerobic exercise, high-intensity interval training and strength training showed that an antiageing process had been triggered and helped repair old DNA.
Credit:Paul Peachey-http://www.independent.co.uk/


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