Until recently, it was considered that people need to practice half an hour of daily exercise, but these beliefs have been recently contradicted. Apparently, 30 minutes of daily exercise is not enough, new study finds after comparing the lifestyle of people with various physical activities.
Nutrition experts initially believed that any type of exercise is good exercise, but the most recent studies show that only certain physical activities can prevent heart failure. 370,460 men and women were invited to take part in the current investigation and to describe their regular fitness routines.
The experiment was conducted over a period of 15 years during which researchers carefully documented all the physical activities that researchers got involved in. At the end of the study, scientists noticed that the 30-minute session of physical activity recommended by the American Heart Association triggers only mild physical reactions in participants’ bodies.
To be more specific, participants, who exercised for 30 minutes per day registered a small decrease in risks of heart failure. Results were significantly better among participants, who worked out twice as much as the recommended routine. They saw a 20% reduction of heart failure risks, whereas participants, who confessed that they normally exercised for at least two hours a day had a 35 percent decline in coronary disease risks.
Statistics clearly indicate that patients, who suffer from heart diseases should increase the daily amount of physical exercises. Otherwise, their bodies will get used to the same routine and heart functions will not be in any way improved.
According to Dr. Jarett Berry, the lead author of the study and professor at the Texas University, heart failure risks are still a fervid subject among medical experts. While coronary disease risks have dropped significantly in the past years, heart failure risks are still high as 5.1 million people in the United States suffer from it.
Heart failure has been scientifically described as a heart malfunction which prevents the heart from supplying blood to the body. The percentage of people that suffer from heart failure could increase by 25 percent until 2030, experts have estimated.
Given these somber predictions, scientists think many more people should be encouraged to become physically active. They think the best results could be obtained if patients agree to practice sports at least two hours per day.
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