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Dog ownership linked to lower mortality rate

A team of scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up.

Go Mediterranean after menopause: Good for more than your heart, the diet is linked to better bone density and higher muscle mass

Keep your bones strong and healthy even after menopause by eating a Mediterranean diet.

Cut your risk of premature death by more than half by just doing short bursts of exercise

Too busy to go to the gym and exercise? Too riddled with deadlines to take those 10,000 steps a day for good health? Take heart.