A brisk walk significantly cuts risk of death in older women

But the same cannot be said for light activity such as shopping or housework
old woman with walker

Physical activity such as regular brisk walking could lead to a big drop in the risk of death in older women from any cause.

A large four-year study shows moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity is associated with a 60-70% lower risk of death at the end of the study period among the most active women compared with the least active.