Exercising Over the Age of 60 May Cut the Risk of Heart Attack

A new study from Seoul University, South Korea, suggests that exercising over the age of 60 may significantly lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.Exercising Over the Age of 60 May Cut the Risk of Heart Attack

A team of researchers analyzed data taken from 1,119,925 men and women who were 60 years or older. These data were collected by the National Health Insurance Service (NIHS). The average age of the participants was 67 years, and 47% of them were male.

The analysis showed that people with increased levels of physical activity to moderate or vigorously active reduced their risk of heart attack and stroke by 11%.

The lead researcher Kyuwoong Kim says: “The most important message from this research is that older adults should increase or maintain their exercise frequency to prevent cardiovascular disease.”

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