Even modest levels of physical activity benefit the heart.
Are. you tempted to say you are too tired or too busy to exercise? An 18-year study of 24,000 adults ages 39-79 has found a significant link between physical activity and a reduced risk of heart disease. The elderly who engaged in moderate intensity exercise were 14% less likely to experience a cardiovascular event than their peers who were inactive.
PositiveTip: No gym available? No problem! Seniors should walk, garden, do housework, and other moderate physical activities.