Study Concludes Exercise For Your Health While You Still Can

Filed under: Study — @ July 18, 2006

A new study that appears in the scientific journal Heart has some very good news for all you reluctant exercisers!

Dr. Dietrich Rothenbacher from the University of Heidelberg in Germany looked at patients between the ages of 40 to 68 years old and found those who experienced smoking, diabetes, and high blood pressure tended to be less active and more lethargic than the ones who were healthy. Conversely, the active patients were found to have a 60 percent less chance of developing coronary heart disease than their lazier counterparts. In fact, the people who made exercise a regular part of their adult lives ended up having the lowest rates of heart disease among all the study participants.

However, the most compelling part of Dr. Rothenbacher’s research was the revelation that inactive adults who began an exercise routine as simple as walking after the age of 40 were nearly 55 percent LESS likely to develop heart disease than if they had not increased their physical activity.

bq. That should be motivation to start becoming more active, right? Nobody wants to develop heart disease, but too often we ignore this very basic element in preventing it from happening — JUST MOVE YOUR BODY! You don’t have to climb a mountain, ride a bike for 30 miles, or run a marathon. Just incorporate regular activities into your schedule that will raise your heart rate and make you sweat a little. Climb the stairs, park at the farthest parking space from Wal-mart, take a stroll down to the park, ANYTHING beats sitting in front of that boob tube stuffing your face with high-carb snacks and sugary sodas!

Click here to read more about this new study underlining the importance of exercise at literally ANY age.


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