ELDERLY people are to get vital heart exercise from people jumping out of their cupboards dressed as the undead.
Researchers found that six-second bursts of terror-induced cardio activity can transform overall fitness.
A government spokesman said: “Old people hate the gym because it’s noisy and they don’t have china cups, so we’re bringing fitness into their homes in the form of terrifying paranormal encounters.”
Health workers wearing old wedding dresses with fake blood on them will climb through old people’s bedroom windows then hide behind the door clutching a knife.
The spokesman added: “One good ghost scare is equal to forty minutes of power walking. Currently our top-performing characters are ‘scary bride’, ‘hairy hand’ and ‘weird camp skeleton’.”