Allan Stewart, M.D. on Healthy Activity and Cardiovascular Health

This is yet another study that solidifies the importance of exercise, in all ages, especially in the aged population -- as in this group study that looked at sixty-five to eighty-five years olds. Clearly there is an massive increased risk of mortality in those who are lead a sedentary life versus those who walk. Moreover, casual walking is not viewed upon as enough in this study.

Aggressive walking and continued emphasis on cardiovascular fitness will affect longevity. This means that folks who continue to participate in exercise done on a regular basis,  each day is more likely to live longer.  We've always viewed that as intuitive. But here we have a data from a rather large study of three thousand people who exercised in an either casual manner or somewhat aggressively, and shows that they live longer if they continue with a decent exercise regimen.


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