Experts from UT Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas, US, have been suggesting one and all to start going for a stroll on a daily basis, as per a recent report, saying the light exercise does what one thinks is not sufficient for.
Published this Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the study conducted on 18,670 men and women has led the researchers to conclude that a simple walk is enough for gaining long-term benefits.
All the participants, 50 years in age and perfectly healthy in 1984 when the trial was commenced, were made to take fitness tests and a battery of measurements. Following the same, they were tracked for 10 years and examined at the age of 65 years in Medicare.
It was found that exercising a little like gardening, housework or DIY (do it yourself) during mid-age helped one to cut his risks of chronic diseases. They were at 20% less risks of suffering a congestive heart failure or pulmonary disease or a kidney disease with aging.
"We've determined that being fit is not just delaying the inevitable, but it is actually lowering the onset of chronic disease in the final years of life", senior author Jarett Berry affirmed.