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Book clubs help you live longer

2016-03-09 09:23

Being a member of a book group or other social club may be just as important as exercise in helping to prolong life after retirement, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of Queensland studied evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, and found that if a person belonged to two social groups before retirement and kept this up over the following six years, their risk of death was just 2%.
However, the risk rose to 5% if they gave up one membership and 12% if they gave up membership of both.
The benefits were similar to or even slightly better than those conferred by regular exercise. See More : The Week USA Feb 2016

Source : The Week USA Feb 2016