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Mowing the lawn is good for you

Grassclippings - Mowing the LawnAny exercise is known to be good for you and people of all ages can get a real work out in the garden, including mowing the lawn.

Stepping up exercise levels in your 50s is likely to cut your chances of suffering a heart attack in later life.  Only two-and-a-half hours of moderate activity a week appears to suppress inflammation in the body which is believed to contribute to heart disease, a long-term study has found. 

It means that, even for the middle aged who have been inspired by the exploits of athletes during the Olympics, it is never too late to exercise and change their future health for the better. 

And it is not necessarily only vigorous training or sports that offer these protective benefits, the researchers said. 

The exercise simply has to raise the heart rate – and includes leisure activities such as gardening, DIY and brisk walking.

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