Features August 2014 Issue

More Physical Activity Means a Stronger, Healthier Heart

Walking faster and longer may help boost heart health.

More Physical Activity Means a Stronger, Healthier Heart

Two recent studies underscore the cardiovascular benefits of walking more and boosting your overall fitness level.

The more active you are in your older years, the more good youíre doing your heartís electrical system and the more youíre cutting your risk of heart attack. Thatís according to a study in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Circulation. Researchers found that older adults who increased their walking distance or walking pace had better heart variability than those who reduced how much or how fast they walked.

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