Running for 7 minutes a day can halve the risk of heart disease

Running for 7 minutes a day can halve the risk of heart disease

Running for just seven minutes a day – even at slow speeds – could help slash the risk of dying from heart disease, a new study has revealed. Scientists analysed 55,137 adults aged between 18 and 100, and found healthy exercise does not necessarily have to be exhausting or time-consuming. They followed participants over a …

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Fit teenagers are less likely to have heart attacks in later life

Fit teenagers are less likely to have heart attacks in later life

Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person’s fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. In a study of nearly 750,000 men, they found that the more aerobically fit men were in late adolescence, the less likely they were to have a heart attack 30 or 40 …

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8 Tips for Heart Health

8 Tips for Heart Health

A healthy diet and regular exercise are key to preventing heart disease. Following eight tips would help you to improve your heart health: 1. Become—and stay—physically active. 2. Balance your calorie intake with the calories you burn in physical activity. 3. Lose weight if you’re overweight. 4. If you smoke, stop. Avoid other people’s smoke …

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Physical Activity and Your Health

Physical Activity and Your Health

If you currently get regular physical activity, congratulations! But if you’re not yet getting all the activity you need, you have lots of company. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60 percent of Americans are not meeting the recommended levels of physical activity. Fully 16 percent of Americans are not active …

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