Gardening for just 10 minutes a week can cut risk of death, study suggests

Posted on Apr 1 2019 - 7:08am by UOG

Walking or gardening for just 10 minutes per week could cut the risk of death, new research suggests.

Even low levels of physical activity are linked to a reduced chance of dying from cancer, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The researchers said spending just a little time on active leisure pursuits could bring health benefits.

The study analysed data from more than 88,000 adults aged 40 to 85 years old between 1997 and 2008, and linked this with deaths registered until the end of 2011.

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