It is quite often heard, “You can’t train away a bad diet!” In simple words, it means that no amount of exercise could make up for your poor eating habits. Overeating and poor food choices will defeat the hour or two you spend at the gym. You need to ponder; one donut equals 300 calories, while 30 minutes of jogging equals 300 calories burned. How many donuts can you eat? Keep reading CRB Tech Reviews
Here’s a new one for you: “Benefits of physical activity might outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people.” This comes from a recent research study of the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which found that the benefits of exercise could decrease the risks of being overweight/obese.
The study observed about 5,000 people over the age of 55 for over 15 years. All of the people were free of cardiovascular disease at the onset of the study and were grouped into the normal, overweight, and obese categories. During the 15 years, 16% of the people studied suffered cardiovascular events. But upon examination of the lifestyle factors of the participants, it was discovered that those who engaged in physical activity had a significantly lesser risk of cardiovascular disease, even if they were in the obese category.
In the words of the doctor leading the study, in an overall population, they found that physical activity was protective for cardiovascular risks. The BMI of the participants had no significant effect on their risk of cardiovascular diseases.
To mention, this is a study conducted on people over the age of 55 (up to 97), so it needs to be made clear that these effects are for the elderly. Being overweight in your 20s through 50s can drastically increase your cardiovascular risk. Gaining a bit of body fat once you hit your 60s and 70s might not have as much effect on your heart as it would in the early years of your life.
But you know what will affect your heart? Exercise.
Exercise could lower your cardiovascular risk even if you’re in a higher-BMI category. High levels of physical activity could bestow cardio protective benefits: lowering the effects of atherosclerosis, strengthening the heart and lungs, lowering the heart’s oxygen demand, and lowering blood pressure. The result is a healthier, happier you with the possibility of a longer life.
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