Moderate Exercise IS Beneficial!

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

As American Heart Health month comes to a close, I thought I would address the ever-popular topic of exercise.

As Americans, we tend to have an “all or nothing” mentality – as in “go big or go home!” But according to a study released by the American Heart Association, with exercise, that isn’t necessarily so.

Middle-aged women who are physically active just a few times per week have lower risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Surprisingly, more frequent physical activity didn’t result in further reductions in risk, researchers said.

Physical activities associated with reduced risk included walking, gardening, and cycling.

In the study, women who performed strenuous physical activity — enough to cause sweating or a faster heart beat — two to three times per week were about 20 percent less likely to develop heart disease, strokes or blood clots compared to participants who reported little or no activity. Among active women, there was little evidence of further risk reductions with more frequent activity.

Participants included 1.1 million women in the United Kingdom with no history of cancer, heart disease, stroke, blood clots, or diabetes who joined the Million Women study in 1996-2001. Their average age when they joined the study was 56.

So, as it turns out, a little exercise can go a long way towards good health!

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Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

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