Leaving your house and going on a walk to the local shops every morning could help you live longer, new research suggests.
Scientists claim the benefits of putting your shoes on and heading out the door are similar to that of cholesterol-busting statins.
Analysing data from adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s, researchers discovered going outside more boosted their lifespan.
For 78 year olds who ventured out every day, they were 28 per cent more likely to reach 85 than those who only went out once a week.
Scientists claim the benefits of putting your shoes on and heading out the door are similar to that of cholesterol-busting statins on boosting lifespan
And a similar benefit, in the region of 26 per cent, was uncovered for those who put on their shoes everyday aged 90.
Links between longevity and leaving the house remained after mobility and medical issues, such as heart disease, were taken into account.
Getting out of the house everyday allows people to engage with the world – which Israeli researchers believe could delay aging.
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem researchers analysed data from 3,375 elderly adults to make the conclusion.
WHAT DID THE STUDY FIND?
How likely were 78-year-old adults to reach 85?
How likely were 90-year-old adults to reach 95?
Frequently was defined as those who left their house between six and seven times a week.
Often was defined as those who left their house between two and five times a week.
Rarely was defined as those who left their house the house once a week.