Every since I was in college in the 70s there has been this debate about whether exercise can lower your risk for heart disease. Well the journal Circulation just published a new study that showed
Strength and cardiorespiratory fitness lowers the risk for heart disease across the board for all people!
And it didn’t matter your genetic risk and/or family history of heart disease.
The study followed approximately 500,000 middle-aged people over a 10 year period.
These participants were categorized according to their genetic risk for coronary heart disease.
The results of the study showed that physical activity reduced EVERYONE’S risk for cardiovascular disease.
And for those that were in the highest risk category, but had high levels of fitness, their risk was cut by 49 percent!