Even low fitness can help prevent heart disease

Even If You’re Up To 20% Less Fit Than Your Average Population, That’s Enough To Prevent Risk Factors Like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity That Affect People With Heart Disease, Study Says . Physical inactivity along with risk factors like depression, diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, excess weight, and smoking can lead to heart disease, which is one of the main causes deaths worldwide, accounting for 31% of global mortality, according to the study. To measure the impact of physical fitness on risk factors for heart disease, researchers selected 205 men and 44 women with heart disease, including coronary heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and heart disease. heart valve diseases, and had them undergo an exercise test on an ergometer (stationary bicycle) to determine their fitness level. The results showed that normal physical fitness, even up to 20% below the population average, is sufficient to have a preventive effect on five of the eight af risk factors affecting people with cardiovascular disease – abdominal circumference, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and excess weight. “It is common to encounter people entering a cardiac rehabilitation center who are totally out of shape and whose exercise is irregular or non-existent, which has a detrimental effect on general and cardiovascular health,” said Daniel Curnier, professor at the University of Montreal, Canada, in a statement.The easiest way to achieve normal physical fitness is to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization — 150 minutes per week of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, the study suggests.The results also demonstrated the importance of a good level of physical fitness, before and after a heart attack, in producing the preventive effect on depression.The study throws new insight into the overall role of physical fitness in the development of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with cardiovascular disease.(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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