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The five: exercises to help avoid an early death – Easy-to-access activities that help to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Yoga, swimming, running , tennis, brisk walking.

Swimmers were found to have a 28% lower risk of early death and a 41% lower risk of death as a result of stroke or heart disease, according to a 2017 study by Swim England. Over 80,000 people took part. The report also said swimming is a cost-effective, safe and viable exercise for people of all ages, it helps older people stay mentally and physically fit and can help children develop physical, cognitive and social skills through swimming lessons.

Todays Guardian newspaper