Apparently the sky’s the limit when it comes to physical activity and heart health.
In the largest and most accurate study of its type to date, scientists concluded that the more we move, the lower our chances of developing cardiovascular disease —with no ceiling effect, meaning more is better.
For this study the physical activity level of over 90,000 UK adults was monitored using sophisticated accelerometers worn for a seven day period. The study subjects also had their health monitored over an average of 5.2 years.
The results? Across all quartiles of physical activity, more movement translated to less heart disease. Study subjects in the highest quartile for physical activity were a whopping 54 percent less likely to develop heart disease vs those in the lowest quartile.
These findings are remarkable and underscore the awesome power we all hold over our own heart health thanks to the glorious gift of movement.
This is one of a slew of reasons I never miss a day!
Thank you so much for being here and feeding your hunger for health because I know it’s the most important thing you can do for yourself, as well as for those who love you.
Source: PLOS Medicine, Jan. 12, 2021 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003487