Exercising Every Day Keeps Heart Diseases Away, Says A New Study
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According to researchers, greater grip strength, more physical activity, and better cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with reduced risks of heart attacks and stroke—even among people with a genetic predisposition to heart diseases.
A new study claims that exercising every day reduces the chances of having a heart disease. Working out daily can significantly cut down the risk of heart diseases that could be running in your family. According to researchers, greater grip strength, more physical activity, and better cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with reduced risks of heart attacks and stroke—even among people with a genetic predisposition to heart diseases.
Scientists came to this conclusion by looking at a database of roughly a half-million people in the UK Biobank database. It was discovered that those with the strongest grips were 36 per cent less likely to develop coronary heart disease and had a 46 per cent reduction in their risk for atrial fibrillation, compared to study participants with the same genetic risk who had the weakest grips.
“The main message is that being physically active is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, even if you have a high genetic risk,” said Erik Ingelsson, lead study author of the research and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University’s School of Medicine in California.
Regular exercise lowered the risk of coronary heart disease by 49 per cent and the risk of atrial fibrillation by 60 per cent for people with a high genetic risk of cardiovascular diseases, compared to those with low cardiorespiratory fitness.
“The study is not a prescription for a specific type or amount of exercise and because the results come from an observational study,” Ingelsson said, “we can’t definitely claim a causal connection.”
However, researchers said that the data is robust enough to be considered worthy of consideration in guidelines.
The study was conducted by the American Heart Association and was published in its journal, Circulation.
Apart from exercising, you can include these heart healthy foods your diet to make sure your heart stays in best of its health.