Researchers have confirmed that the ability to walk four sets of stairs (walk to four meters) non-stop, the key to avoid early death, Spanish scientists have tested the theory of the special about 13 thousand people were struggling or suspected of coronary artery disease.
The researchers found they were three times more likely to die of heart disease and were twice as likely to die of cancer if they did not exercise, and researchers say their findings provide further evidence of the benefits of exercise and fitness for health and longevity.
Researchers from Coronia University Hospital in Galicia analyzed people with coronary artery disease or suspected coronary artery disease. The study was presented at the EuroEcho-Imaging Conference of 2018 in Milan and was led by Cardiologist Dr. Jesus Petero.
Participants were asked to walk or run on the treadmill, gradually increasing their strength until they reached the point of exhaustion. During the exercise, they were linked to the Aico Heart System, which uses sound waves to create heart size images. The 30-year test, a well-known method for diagnosing coronary artery disease, also shows how well the heart and valves work, The energy measured by participants in the metabolic equation is the rate of energy expenditure, or the use of oxygen, while sitting quietly. According to the researchers, light activities such as standing or walking slowly use less than three meters, while moderate activities such as brisk walking, use three to six meters, and vigorous activities, such as jogging or playing football use more than six meters, Good function is that it is able to walk 10 meters during the treadmill test before the person becomes breathless. The participants were divided into two groups with good functional capacity or those with a functional impairment of less than 10 meters. During the follow-up period of 5 years, 1253 died Participants of cardiovascular disease, 670 from cancer and 650 from other causes.
Each meter achieved during the test was associated with a lower risk of death to cardiovascular disease or cancer by 9%. Dr. Petero also revealed a 4% lower risk of any other cause and another death per meter was achieved, and the European Society of Cardiology recommends the exercise of at least 150 Minutes per week of moderate physical activity of aerobic or 75 minutes per week of strong physical activity or a combination of the two.
Coronary artery disease affects more than 1.6 million men, 1 million women in the United Kingdom and 15 million adults in the United States. This occurs when the main blood vessels supplying the heart with oxygen are damaged by the accumulation of deposits. When coronary artery stenosis accumulates, blood flow to the heart decreases, and over time this can lead to angina, whereas complete obstruction can cause a heart attack.