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Even Mild Exercise Helps Heart

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 08:47 AM

New research reported online in the European Heart Journal shows that even the mildest forms of physical activity can have a positive impact on heart health.

The study, which collected data from 262 medical centers in 52 countries around the world, was designed to look at the specific link between heart attacks and physical activity that occurs both at home and at work.

The researchers reviewed questionnaires from 10,043 people who had suffered a first heart attack and compared the information from 14,217 who had not.

The study found that all levels of physical activity during leisure were associated with a lower risk of heart attack; however, only mild-to-moderate physical activity at work reduced risk. Researchers attributed this to the fact that heavy physical activity at work may involve actions like lifting heavy objects rather than heart-healthy aerobic exercise.

The researchers also found that people who owned both a car and a television were more likely to have a heart attack than those who owned neither.

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