Walk for Heart VitalitySep 27, 2022
Tip 4: Look and Feel Younger Longer
Heart disease, which tends to manifest its symptoms as people grow older, can seriously affect the quality of life, including how youthful, strong and mobile we feel. Compromised cardiovascular health is a result of various high risk factors for heart disease. These factors most often build up over time and include: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, overweight and obesity, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol use, vascular stiffness and inflammation, and mental stress. Both the disease and the added stress of knowing that this long-term illness may result in a cardiac event, such as heart attack or stroke make a direct negative impact on the aging process. Let's explore anti-aging tip #4 (which is closely related to tip #3: Building Lean Body Mass), Walking for cardiovascular vitality.
[The information in this article and video should not be viewed as medical advice, as I am not a medical professional. I am sharing information and recommendations from and based on scientific publications, and studies that are enumerated in the article's endnotes. As always, when beginning a new program dedicated to health and which is new for you, first consult your physician.]
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- Murtagh, ElaineM, et al. "Walking: the First Steps in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention." Current Opinion in Cardiology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Sept., 2010, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3098122/.