Regular work can certainly reduce the risk of heart disease, but there is a special exercise that can reduce your chances even further, according to a new report.
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Researchers at Iowa State University recently conducted a study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise to determine the link between the resistance activity and the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
In order to do this, more than 12,500 adults with an average age of 47 years were evaluated, who received at least two clinical examinations between 1987 and 2006. They recorded their medical history, specifically scanning data for cardiovascular events such as heartbeats and stroke.
After the analysis of the results, it was found that the weight was difficult for the heart. In fact, lifting weights less than an hour reduced the risk of a heart attack or stroke of between 40 and 70 percent.
The group that spent more than an hour did not produce additional results. They also said that the benefits of power training are independent of driving, walking and other aerobic activities.
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"People may think they have to spend a lot of time on lifting weights, but only two sets of presses lasting less than 5 minutes could be effective," said co-author DC Lee in the statement. "The results are encouraging, but will people make the weights part of their lifestyle? Will they do it and stick to it? That's a matter for a million dollars."
Although scientists only looked at free weights, they believe that people will benefit from other resistant exercises or muscle strengthening activities.
They found that resistance to exercise was associated with a 29% lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which could increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It also reduced the risk of high cholesterol by 32 percent.
"The muscle is a calorie burning plant," says Lee, "muscle building helps to move the joints and bones, as well as the metabolic benefits." I think this is not well appreciated. "If you build muscle, even if you are not aerobically active, you consume more energy because you have more muscle. This also helps prevent obesity and long-term benefits for different health outcomes.
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