British researchers have proven that regular moderate or vigorous physical activity reduces the risk of heart failure. The experiments involved almost 95,000 people who wore electronic devices that track their level of involvement in sports.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries, so researchers are constantly looking for ways to reduce the risk of people dying from heart failure. And now a new study has evaluated the benefits of moderate and vigorous exercise. Covering a fairly large group of people, it is the first of its kind to use data from devices that assess the level of physical activity. At the same time, the study participants were monitored for 6 years, the scientists did not rely on their independent reports.
94,000 people took part in it. At the start of the study, none of its participants with an average age of 56 years had been diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases. For 6 years, the researchers monitored the level of physical activity and the medical histories of the volunteers. It was found that in adults who spent 150 to 300 minutes a week on moderate physical activity, the risk of heart failure was reduced by 63%.
At the same time, those participants who spent from 75 to 150 minutes a week on intensive physical training, the risk of heart failure was reduced by 66%. There are many reasons why exercise reduces the risk of heart disease. For example, physical activity prevents weight gain and related cardiometabolic disorders such as hypertension and type II diabetes, which are risk factors for heart failure.