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Frequent Shoppers Live Longer

(HealthDay News) A shopping trip-a-day may help keep the doctor away, not to mention the Grim Reaper, a new study from Taiwan suggests.
Researchers there found that elderly people who go shopping daily live longer than their less shopping-prone peers…
"Frequent shopping among the elderly is related to increased walking -- a low-impact physical activity that can improve heart health as well as balance and coordination," said Kelly D. Horton, a research and policy specialist at the Center for Healthy Aging in Washington, D.C.
"Shopping provides an enjoyable activity and helps older adults feel included in their community," continued Horton. "In addition to physical activity, frequent shopping among older adults has also been related to improved nutrition intake."
This last point may simply be because more trips to the store means more healthy food in the house, said the authors.
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