…but not as long as excersize. According to Dr. Dan Hall, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, people attending religious services tended to outlive their non-attending counterparts by 1.8-3.1 years. However, regular gym attenders outlived their lazy compatriots by 3.0 to 5.1 years. Use of statin medications increased longevity by 2.1 to 3.7 years.
So go to shul if you like. Otherwise, hit the gym beeyatches coz apparently the benchpressing is more helpful to your longevity than the sh’mah.
Props to Jpost for carrying the story.