We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Study Among Older Americans Proves Benefits Of Moderate Physical Activity

December 21, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Older men and women who participate in moderate physical activity have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a U.S. study of data collected for at least ten years. Researchers studied 4,207 men and women – mean age 73 – enrolled in an NIH heart health study beginning in 1989-90. Key associations (compared with non-participants): adults in their seventies who walked faster than three miles per hour had a 50 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease; those who walked seven blocks a day had a 54 percent lower risk of stroke; and those who engaged in leisure activities such as lawn-mowing, raking, biking, hiking, etc., had a lower risk of heart disease and stroke compared to those who did not.
Luisa Soares-Miranda et al., "Physical Activity and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study. ", Circulation, December 21, 2015, © American Heart Association, Inc.
Fitness & Exercise
Heart & Cardiovascular
North America
United States of America
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.