An interesting article published in the April 2011 issue of J Epidemiol Community Health, Frequent shopping by men and women increases survival in the older Taiwanese population, is not too surprising. I didn't see the full article (not published yet?). But I think the reason frequent shoppers are healthier may be that they walk and use brains a lot, contributing to improvement of physical and mental health. What's a little surprising is the finding that "Highly frequent shopping may favour men more than women". Is it because shopping frequency varies much more among men than among women?