Poor fitness in middle age is a risk factor for heart failure, often a consequence of not doing enough exercise as we age. A new study found two years of aerobic exercise training that progressed in intensity, four to five days a week, improved major flags in this area.
Regular exercise training may provide protection against the future risk of heart failure.
Participants’ routine included:
They built up to those levels, beginning with three 30-minute moderate exercise sessions for the first three months after which high intensity exercise was included.
Sedentary behaviours - such as sitting (such as seen in the work environment) or reclining for long periods of time - increase the risk of heart disease, so get out there and do 150 minutes a week before you need to do more.