Sixty-somethings who keep moving may lower risk of heart disease

(Reuters Health) – Adults in their early 60s who spend less time sitting around and get more exercise – even just a little gardening or a leisurely evening stroll – have better markers for heart disease risk than their sedentary peers, a UK study suggests.

Researchers asked 1,622 adults ranging in age from 60 to 64 years old to wear movement and heart rate monitors for five days. These sensors detected how much time people spent sedentary and also how much of participants’ active time involved light activities like walking or gardening versus moderate-to-vigorous workouts like cycling…

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