Moderate Physical Activity Tied to Lower Heart Failure Risk
Performing 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous activity, weekly is associated with a lower risk of heart failure (HF), independently of clinical, sociodemographic, and lifestyle factors, a UK Biobank study suggests. Adults who logged 150 to 300 minutes of objectively measured moderate physical activity (PA) in a week, measured using wrist accelerometers, had a 63% lower HF risk, and those doing 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous PA had a 66% lower risk.
@adriza Participants who undertook more PA were generally younger; more likely to be female, White, and university graduates; less likely to smoke; and ate more fruit and vegetables and less red and processed meat. They also had lower BMIs and were less likely to have high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or take statins.