Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

Men and women aged 40-79 are at 25-27% lower risk of long or frequent hospital admissions if they do some form of physical activity, a new study suggests. Inactive participants in the study spent just over 4 days more in hospital over the next ten years than those who did at least some physical activity. And similar results were observed 10 years later when the same participants were 50-90 years old.