Not doing physical activity after 65 years triggers the risk of cardiovascular diseases

A sedentary lifestyle is a bad travel companion in any circumstance, but even more so when the DNI marks an age greater than 60 years. In fact, among people older than 65 years, having lower physical function was independently associated with a higher risk of developing heart attack, heart failure, and strokeaccording to new research published today in the prestigious journal “Journal of the American Heart Association”, from the American Heart Association.

Specifically, among the ingredients that have been taken into account when evaluating this risk, the following stands out: tool called “SPPB”, which considers a measure of physical function, including walking speed, leg strength and balance. Thus, this study examined physical function, which is different from physical fitness. “Although the traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking or diabetes, are closely related to cardiovascular disease“We also know, particularly in middle-aged people, that these factors may not be as predictive in older adults, so we need to identify non-traditional predictors for older adults.” Kunihiro MatsushitaMD, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore.


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