A community for people who want to remain as healthy as possible as we age.

Being Inactive Riskier Than High Blood Pressure

(European Society of Cardiology) A 45 year study in middle-aged men has shown that the impact of low physical capacity on risk of death is second only to smoking…
"The benefits of being physically active over a lifetime are clear," said lead author Dr Per Ladenvall, a researcher in the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. "Low physical capacity is a greater risk for death than high blood pressure or high cholesterol."…
Dr Ladenvall said: "We found that low aerobic capacity was associated with increased rates of death. The association between exercise capacity and all-cause death was graded, with the strongest risk in the tertile with the lowest maximum aerobic capacity. The effect of aerobic capacity on risk of death was second only to smoking."…
He concluded: "We have come a long way in reducing smoking. The next major challenge is to keep us physically active and also to reduce physical inactivity, such as prolonged sitting."
[Click the title, above, to post a comment.]

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Please do not give advice. We can best help each other by telling what works for us, not what we think someone else should do.