We knew that practicing exercise is good at reducing the risk of heart disease, but how much should we do? Well, according to a quantitative review published in the magazineCirculationFrom the American Heart Association the premise is simple: the benefit increases as the amount of activity increases.
According to this study, people who perform some physical activity of moderate intensity for 150 minutes a week have a 14 percent less chance of suffering a coronary heart disease compared to those who do not perform any physical exercise. At higher levels of activity, the relative risk of coronary heart disease is increasingly low.
Performing 20 minutes a day of moderate physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease by 14%
It is clear that the more exercise is better for the heart, but even those who, due to time or health, can not reach the recommendations made by the experts (perform 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate exercise a week) should not throw in the towel: " even if you practice a little exercise this is already beneficial, "says Dr. Jacob Sattelmair, of the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.