Walking for 20 minutes a day can cut heart failure riskAugust 17, 2015 18:30
Are you worried about heart failure? The Sweden researchers have found waking or cycling for 20 minutes a day can reduce risk of heart failure.
To prove this, the research was carried on 33,012 men from the Cohort of Swedish Men from 1998 until 2012 and noticed that men who had the lowest and highest levels of physical activity had a higher risk of heart failure, 47 per cent and 51 per cent respectively, than men with a median level. When analysing the different types of physical activity, the study found that walking or bicycling for 20 minutes per day was associated with the largest risk reduction.
"We found that recent activity may be more important for heart failure protection than past physical activity levels. The first incidence of heart failure in men was also later for those who actively walked or bicycled 20 minutes each day," said study co-author Andrea Bellavia from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
So, experts suggest minimum physical activity such as walking or cycling for 20 minutes a day to cut the risk of heart failure. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure.