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Study shows getting out of the house can lead to a longer life

Elderly Man and Woman Sitting on a Cliff Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii. Photo: Julie Thurston Photography / Contributor / Getty Images

Researchers in Israel have found that leaving the house regularly can "contribute to a longer life" for elderly people, according to Yahoo.

The findings: The study focused on 3,375 people at ages 70, 78, 85, and 90, per Yahoo. It found that those who left the house frequently (six or seven days a week) had a higher chance of living "to the next age group." The results remained the same when researchers accounted for "medical or mobility issues." Dr. Jeremy Jacobs of Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, the study's lead author, told Yahoo that finding was "quite exciting. There's something about interacting with the world outside that helps."