According to the new United States study, elderly people who found it difficult in getting around, they can do the simple household activities than doing nothing at all to have better heart health.
Over the 10-year period, scientists profiled risk of heart diseases in senior citizens; Further it was seen that the more active they are – no matter what the intensity is – the risk reduces.
Senior author of the study Thomas Buford of University of Florida in Gainesville said, “If you can spend less of your time being sedentary and just incorporate more activity – even light activity – in your day that can translate to benefits.”
According to the researchers of this study, physical activity is among the best ways to improve the heart health along with lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and its associated complications.
According to Buford, many studies recommend physical activities in the older people that are of vigorous intensity, but for the people who have trouble in getting up and moving around, these activities become very unrealistic.
For this research, data were utilized from national trial that formerly checked the affect of physical activity in the older adults of age between 70 and 89 years having problem with moving and retaining their positions.
The study found that among 1,170 participants about 77 percent of the people spent their time without much physical activity. The study found that being inactive in a day increases the risk of heart disease by one percent.
It’s important for seniors to take care of their health and do what it takes to prolong their lives. Little physical activity can go a long way!
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