Casual Exercise Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease

First Posted: Oct 24, 2016 04:30 AM EDT

A few researchers from the University of Montreal suggests that even small amount of daily exercises can be enough to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

As per a report published in UPI, a study was presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, where a group of researchers revealed that exercise levels up to 20 percent below the average for healthy and strong people are a sufficient measure to prevent any sort of heart disease. The paper is due to be published in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.

A continuous walk even for five minutes can contribute to the overall health improvement of an individual. According to Live Science, The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans state that people should spend at least 75 minutes on aerobics, running or swimming or nearly 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activities per week to reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, and other chronic illness.

The new study has delivered a great sense of relief for people suffering from heart disease and who has a difficulty making time for workouts and fitness. According to UPI, Daniel Curnier, Lead Researcher said, "Small improvements in the fitness level of heart patients are more than enough. You do not have to be a great athlete to benefit from these effects."

The researchers conducted a study which consisted of 205 male participants and 44 female participants, who were prone to heart disease. The participants were instructed to use a stationary bike stress test to establish their fitness levels. According to Headlines News, Maxime Caru, a researcher said, "We know from many studies that a good physical health can reduce the cardiovascular mortality rate and that high fitness level can have a positive impact on patients suffering from heart disease.

It is recommended to follow the fitness guidelines prescribed by World Health Organization and exercise for nearly 150 minutes, to avoid any heart-related complications.

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