The article reports that they find support saying that “it’s better late than never” when it comes to exercise, but suggest that the sooner in life, the better. Physical exercise is widely recognized to be connected with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and a longer life. However, until recently, relatively few research have focused only on whether exercise in later life can help prevent cardiac issues in old age. A daily session of 20-40 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity was related with the greatest reduction in the risk of heart disease and heart failure. The preventive advantage appeared to diminish as persons aged, indicating that higher cardiovascular benefits may be obtained by increasing physical exercise early in life. Policies in public health should be aimed at promoting.
Read the complete article here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/14/daily-exercise-20-minutes-may-cut-heart-disease-risk-in-over-70s.