Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Bingo is good for you!

As someone still suffering with bruised ribs from my fall in last weekends Leeds 10k I am wondering if I should be rethinking my leisure time pursuits. Some new research from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago claims that playing bingo and having an active social life in old age can help stave off disability and even death.By up to two thirds.

Even just chatting regularly with friends can slow down the rate of decline in motor function which comes as people grow older, the study found. Maybe I should just mix in with the crowds in future and chat! Actually I am planning to run the first Jane Tomlinson 10k in York on August 2 - assuming I can breathe again by then.....

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