Study links exercise to heart health

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Nearly 700,000 adults die from heart disease every year. Medical experts say increasing your level of activity and exercise can reduce that risk.

The study tracked around 94,000 people – monitoring their heart rate and activity levels for a week through monitoring devices.

Researchers then assessed their activity and health records and followed up within a six years to see what percentage of people had heart failure.

The study found those who performed 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity during the week and wore their monitoring devices had a 63% reduced risk of heart failure.  Those who logged between 75 and 150 minutes had a 66% reduced rate.

The study’s findings emphasized the importance of incorporating activity into daily life, no matter how vigorous.