What if, at your annual checkup, your doctor told you to hit the mall more frequently? Well, if the findings of a recent study hold true, your new stay-healthy plan may very well include getting a daily retail fix.
By Zoë Ruderman
The research, published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, examined adults and elderly subjects and discovered that those who shopped during the day were 27% less likely to die during the duration of the study than those who went to stores a few times or just once a week.
The scientists acknowledged that it probably had less to do with the act of shopping and more to do with the fact that going to stores meant increased social interaction and extra exercise (hey, a few laps around the mall with heavy bags is like a mini-workout).
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