Doctors told how to maximize the life heart
MOSCOW, may 21 — RIA Novosti. The heart and blood vessels will remain healthy and young even in old years of life in that case, if the holder engages in intense physical exercises 4-5 times a week, say scientists in an article published in the Journal of Physiology.
“The health of the heart and blood vessels in old age need to engage in youth — we can’t wait until seventy years and hope that you will be able to rejuvenate them. Even if you workout for a year, then at this age it is unlikely that anything will change. We are now planning to test whether the two years of sports to improve the functioning of the heart and blood vessels from forty men and women,” said Benjamin Levine (Benjamin Levine) from the University of Texas at Dallas (USA).
Low level of physical activity is one of the reasons for the increased frequency of heart attacks, heart attacks, strokes, problems with the bones in the elderly and a number of other problems and diseases associated with accumulation of cholesterol in the body and other harmful substances, or development of chronic inflammation.
As shown by the observations of scientists, even a slight increase in the level of physical activity dramatically decreases the chances of developing heart attack and other heart problems and blood vessels.
The reason for this is that the exercises and activities affect the body as antioxidants, inhibiting the synthesis of substances related to the development of inflammation.
Levine and his colleagues tried to understand where the boundary lies similar beneficial effects of sport on the body. To do this, scientists analyzed how different “doses of sport”, as they put it themselves, affect the condition of the heart and blood vessels, based on data collected by hospitals of Dallas while observing the health of the elderly residents of the state.
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In total, this project was attended by 102 elderly Texan. A quarter of them were professional athletes who continued to exercise every day even after retirement, and the rest — from one to five times a week.
The amount of exercise scientists compared the with in what condition were the heart and blood vessels of these older sports fans. As it turned out, the flexibility of the arteries, as the aorta and all four heart chambers is directly dependent on how often older inhabitants of Texas were engaged in exercises or other types of exercises.