A latest research says that women should do no more than an hour of exercise a day in retirement if they want to live a long life. But that’s definitely not the case for men. It would be good for men if they workout more.

While writing in the BMJ Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, the experts said that the more activity men did, the more likely they were to live to the age of 90.

But the experts added that for women the benefits peaked at about an hour a day and then started dropping again, suggesting exercise has a maximum benefit before it starts to do harm.

The researchers said, “While physical activity is linked to longer lifespans in both sexes, it seems the more time men spend physically active every day, the better it is for their chances of reaching old age, whereas 60 minutes a day was associated with the best chance for women, the findings indicate.”

They added, “Average life expectancy has risen over the past few decades, but has recently started to plateau in some developed nations, with increasing levels of obesity and physical inactivity thought to be behind the trend.”

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