Physical Activity: Easy, Cheap and Fun Way to Prevent Heart Diseases

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Cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the world. Thus, sometimes it even sounds scary for lots of people. For most people, getting heart disease is equal to getting die. Moreover, it has been known that having heart disease will result in sudden death, anytime and anywhere.

There are various ways to prevent this dreadful illness. There are many ways, ranging from a though process to an easy method. Easiest and inexpensive way to prevent heart disease is physical activity. While high intensity physical activity decreases the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke by 20-30%, moderate intensity physical activity reduces it by 10-20% because different intensity can lead to different heart rate changes. It is true that just by moving, we can get rid of heart diseases. Probably, most people are confused about that. What kind of physical activity that can repel heart disease? Are there any particular movement and require expensive equipment to prevent heart disease?

As mentioned above, various studies showed that physical activity is an easy and inexpensive way to prevent heart diseases. Physical activity with moderate intensity, such as brisk walking, reduce the risk of heart diseases. Doing regular physical activity for 30 minutes per day increase heart pump capability, decrease blood pressure, and prevent type 2 diabetes. American Heart Association recommends moderate-intensity physical activity at least 30 minutes at least five days per week for a total of 150 minutes per week or high-intensity physical activity at least 25 minutes at least three days per week with total of 75 minutes per week,

Easy, Cheap, and Fun! Are you still planning to spend millions to treat heart diseases or just spend half an hour every day to move?


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Posted: January 19, 2016 at 11:30 am, Last Updated: January 19, 2016 at 11:38 am

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