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How to reduce cancer and cardiovascular risk in older adults?

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Keeping oneself engaged, especially in the later years of life, is known to not only help fight boredom but also lower the risk of death from cancer, and cardiovascular issues in the elderly population.

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Dr K Shanmugham, assistant chief medical officer, Jindal Naturecure Institute suggested four different activities that most elderly can do:

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Brisk walking Walking promotes overall heart health, can lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and boost energy levels while also preventing weight gain. It can help you feel better, clear your head, and reduce stress.

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Yoga Strength, flexibility, balance, and relaxation can all be enhanced by practising yoga, which involves moving through a sequence of physical poses and breathing techniques.

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Gardening Spending time in nature can help reduce stress and strengthen your immune system, too.

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Group laughter therapy Endorphins or brain chemicals that are released during laughter serve to lessen stress and physical discomfort.Endorphins or brain chemicals that are released during laughter serve to lessen stress and physical discomfort.

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