October 09, 2012
Brisk walks could reduce heart risks, says new research
Going for a jog or taking a brisk walk every day could
reduce your chance of developing the risk factors for a
heart attack or stroke by 50%, according to new research.
Scientists studied the health of over 10,000 people for 10
years. They found that people who jogged or who had a
higher walking speed had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, than those who had more
sedentary lives or who walked at slower speeds.
Our Senior Cardiac Nurse Maureen Talbot, said: “This study
reminds us that it is only physical activities that leave us
feeling warm or breathing more heavily that are
good for our health.
Try turning it from a leisurely stroll into a power walk
“Jogging or walking
briskly makes the heart beat faster
the heart muscle - and we should all try to do activities each
day which get the blood pumping.
“So if you want to make the walk to work or to the shops part of
keeping your heart healthy then try turning it from a
leisurely stroll into a power walk to get the
Walking is a great way to to look after your heart,
and it's a great way help raise money for us.
Whatever your age or fitness we've a wide range of walks from
tough hikes to easier routes in beautiful parkland. We rely on your
donations to keep up the fight against heart disease. Find out more
about our walking events.
The new study was published in the
British Medical Journal.