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Even Easy Exercise Is Linked to a Longer Life

​If you’re looking for ways to extend your life—and make those extra years healthier—heed this advice: Move at least a little and get out of the house as often as you can.
That’s the takeaway from two new studies released Wednesday that look at how those who are 65-plus can live longer. 
Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of a number of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, cognitive decline, and type 2 diabetes, but most of the research has focused on people younger than 65. 
This newest research offers a window into what exercise and activity can do for older adults