Lifestyle Exercise May Benefit Cardiovascular Risk

Here is a novel concept: lifestyle exercise. This includes active commuting like walking or bicycling to work. Researchers with the CARDIA study have reported after 20 years that those who actively commuted to work (16.7% of participants) were more physically fit; and in men body mass index was lower compared to those who who did not commute actively. Male lifestyle exercisers also had lower triglyceride levels, diastolic blood pressure and fasting insulin. These benefits may be associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

PositiveTip: Whenever possible, take advantage of the opportunities of lifestyle exercise. It may extend your life!