Regular Light Exercise Protects from Peripheral Arterial Disease

PAD (peripheral arterial disease) is a problem getting a lot of media attention today. A study of 1381 patients already at high-risk for atherosclerotic disease found that inactive people were almost twice as likely to have PAD as those who reported the most active lives (25.6% vs. 13.7%, p=0.001). Even light activity such as a regular evening stroll was found to be protective.

PositiveTip: Get off the couch and go for walk or some other form of physical activity daily.