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Physical Activity Between 8 and 11 am Is Best for Heart Health

According to recent research, the results of which were published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, physical activity between 8 and 11 hours in the morning has the best positive effect on a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke compared to exercising at other times of the day.

For the current study, the research team analyzed data from 86,657 individuals in the UK Biobank. Their average age was 62, comprising ages from 42 to 78. Among participants, the majority, 58%, were female. To record the participants’ physical activity, the accelerometers were used over a period of 7 days.

Having conducted the analysis, the researchers noticed that people who exercised at 11 a.m. were 16% less likely to develop coronary artery disease (CAD), and 17% less likely to have their first stroke of any kind. They were also 21% less likely to have a first ischemic stroke, compared to the control group.

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