Lack of Exercise Linked to Heart Failure
Low levels of physical activity, put you at risk for heart disease, including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
People who exercise at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week had a 33 percent lower risk of heart failure than inactive people.
Exercise May Slow Memory Loss
Exercise can also reduce your risk of the disease as well as help with treatment. In a study of patients diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s who exercised had significantly fewer neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with the disease.
Among the participants, a walking program also led to improvements in cardio respiratory health.
In a study of seniors 60 to 80 who walked 30 to 45 minutes, three days per week, for one year increased in volume of their hippocampus by 2 percent. Higher fitness levels were also associated with a larger prefrontal cortex. Read More