Even Starting An Exercise Routine In Mid Life Can Cut Risks Of Heart Failure By a Third

May 21, 2018

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Proof that it is never too late to exercise for a healthy heart! Just six years of exercise in middle age is enough to slash the risk of heart failure by a third. A study of more than 11,000 adults found that increasing physical activity for as little as six years in your 40s to 60s cuts the risk of heart failure by 31% For those who are just starting a regular exercise routine for that same time can expect a lower your risk of heart failure by 24%! The same research found that six years without physical activity in middle age was linked to an increased risk of coronary problems. The John Hopkins study says that participating in of moderate to vigorous activity for just 20 minutes a day, such as brisk walking or biking, can means a longer and healthier life. Unlike a heart attack, in which heart muscle dies, heart failure is marked by a long-term inability of the heart to pump enough blood, or pump it hard enough, to bring needed oxygen to the body. The leading cause of hospitalizations in those over 65, the disorder's risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and a family history.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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