If you exercise too much, you get sick. But when it comes to heart health, a study found that the more exercise you do, the better.
Anything too much becomes a problem. Exercise is essential for your health, but too much can be poisonous. Muscles, ligaments, joints, etc., can be injured, and the risk of developing discs increases if you exercise excessive force on your spine.
However, according to a recent study, when looking only at the heart, the more diligent exercise is, the better the health is.
According to a study published on the 13th in the international medical journal’PLOS Medicine’, it was found that the more intense physical activity, the better the cardiovascular health. He confirmed the correlation that the more exercised people, the lower the risk of heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. Nearly 20 million people worldwide die each year from this. Therefore, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease is a global challenge.
As part of the same task, the research team also confirmed the impact of exercise on cardiovascular health based on data from more than five years of follow-up of 90,000 people.
As a result of data analysis, the top 25% of people who exercised at a high intensity tended to have a 54-63% lower risk of heart disease. In addition, when the range of exercise intensity was extended from moderate to active, the risk was 48-57% lower.
It was said that it was advantageous in maintaining heart health when exercising medium intensity rather than low intensity and high intensity rather than medium intensity. Researchers at the University of Oxford, UK, who conducted the study, explained that the study supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to do at least 150-300 minutes of moderate to high-intensity exercise each week.
This study is the largest study in which the amount of physical activity was measured using an accelerometer and correlated with the risk of cardiovascular disease. The research team said that through this massive study, they found that physical activity is more important than we thought, and at least the harder it is to improve heart health, the better.
The more exercised people, the better their overall lifestyle. It was highly related to smoking cessation, normal weight, and moderate drinking. However, even if these factors were excluded, the researchers explained that there was still a strong link between exercise and a lower risk of heart disease.
However, this study is limited to heart health and does not consider the effects of intense exercise on bones, muscles, and other organs. In addition, experts advise that excessive exercise can cause breathing difficulties, myocardial infarction, and heart attack, so it is not desirable to show a desire for exercise that does not take into account one’s health and physical strength. Rather than accepting the results of this study as an imperative to exercise, it is better to accept it as a meaning that it helps to improve heart health by doing moderate or higher exercise rather than low-intensity exercise. If you are a person with poor heart function, be careful with more intense exercise and follow the appropriate amount of exercise prescribed by a specialist.
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