Higher fitness level protects from hypertension

People with the highest fitness levels are less likely to develop hypertension, revealed by researchers of the American Heart Association. If you’re exercising and you’re fit, your chances of developing hypertension are much less than someone else who has the same characteristics but isn’t fit. Increasing exercise and fitness levels probably protects against many diseases. … Read more

Physical fitness adds years in life of patients with high blood pressure

Elderly men with high blood pressure can lower their risk of death with even moderate levels of fitness, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. “This level of fitness is achievable by most elderly individuals engaging in a brisk walk of 20 to 40 minutes, most days of the week,” said … Read more

Physical fitness improves brain health and academic performance

Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that it may also play a key role in brain health and academic performance. In a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the independent and combined influence of components … Read more

Physical fitness improves kidney function in type 2 diabetes

Adults with Type 2 diabetes who improve their physical fitness lower their chances of getting chronic kidney disease (CKD), and if they already have kidney damage, they can improve their kidney function. Health care providers have long known that exercise has a beneficial impact on overall health and wellness in both the general public and … Read more

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