Exercise, Diet Improve Longevity For Older Women

by drsjbecker on July 10, 2012

We’ve long known that exercising and eating fruits and veggies can, over the long-term, help improve both the quality and quantity of our years. But the effect of healthy behaviors on longevity among those who have already reached senior citizen status may also be strong. That’s especially true when a produce-heavy diet and exercise routine have been combined, according to new research.

A study in this month’s Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds that women in their 70s who live in senior citizen communities may still be able to improve the length of their years with an exercise and healthy eating plan. The researchers studied the exercise and eating habits of 713 women, aged 70 to 79, as part of the Women’s Health and Aging Studies.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/exercise-diet-improve-lon_n_1568599.html

The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) – (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)

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