‘Baby Boomers’ How Fit Do You Have To Be To Prevent A Heart Attack?
Posted Aug 24 2008 3:25pm
There’s a lot of confusion about how fit you need to be in order to avoid a heart attack .
Some ‘ baby boomers ’ even think unless your are “super-fit” you are playing on the edge of the grave.
But research suggests otherwise.
An Archives of Internal Medicine study followed 9,191 men and women and categorized them according to statistically predicted levels of normal fitness for people with their genetic backgrounds.
Both men and women who were not as fit as they were expected to be had a 2.36 times greater risk of heart attack than those who were at least at 100% of their predicted fitness levels.
This indicates that you don’t have to be a trained athlete to reduce your risk of a heart attack.
But you do have to be at least as fit as you should be, given your genetic makeup.
And you can do that by combining consistent physical activity (like brisk walking, dancing, or playing sports) with healthy eating and a healthy weight.
To prevent a heart attack know your risk profile and make the necessary lifestyle changes, studies found that supplementing with vitamins C, D,E and K increased heart attack survival rates, get the facts here, see the wealth of information on this blog.
The reality is that you have to get in formed and make the necessary lifestyle changes if you want to life a longer healthy life.
A heart attack is not something any of us will willingly invite, so cut the c#*p and start moving.