Even modest levels of physical activity benefit the heart.
Are you tempted to say you are too tired or too busy to exercise? Or perhaps you are too old? A recent study found an interesting link between physical activity and heart disease. This was an 18-year study of 24,000 adults ages 39-79.
The moderate-intensity activity was enough to reduce the risk of heart disease in all groups. And the elderly who engaged in moderate-intensity exercise were 14% less likely to experience a cardiovascular event than their peers who were inactive. So, when it comes to your heart any activity is better than none. Is no gym available? No problem! You can walk, garden, do housework, or any other moderate physical activity.
Text: Fred Hardinge
Adapted from www.positivechoices.com