If climbing the four flights of stairs is a problem for you, then maybe it’s time to go and see a cardiologist.
To such conclusion researchers from University hospital of a coruña in Galicia after analyzed data from 13,000 people who suffered from ischemic heart disease, reports the Daily Mail.
The doctors asked volunteers to walk or walk on a treadmill, gradually increasing the speed as long as the participants do not get tired.
All this time, test subjects were connected to the echocardiogram, which uses sound waves to create images of the heart.
The energy of the participants was measured in metabolic equivalent load (MET). Normal sitting position is one of MET. Active walking is three to six units, and the active types of activities (Jogging, football) — above six MET.
The participants were divided into two groups, depending on their functionality.
Over the five-year observation period 1253 of the party died from cardiovascular disease, 670 — 650 from cancer and from other causes.
The risk of death from cardiovascular disease was 3.2% among participants with limited functionality and 1.2% among participants with good functionality.
As expected, the researchers, agosorry obtained in the course of the experiment, helped to predict who is at risk of cardiovascular death.
If you can quickly climb to the fourth floor without any problems, then your heart is probably working well. If not, then it’s time to visit a doctor.
For the prevention of heart disease of the European doctors recommend the easiest type of training once a week to engage in aerobic exercises for 150 minutes. Walking up the stairs also strengthens the body: the muscles of the body, the heart and burns extra calories.
Recall, just one practice reinforces the performance of the neurons, which accelerate metabolism and glucose metabolism in the body.
As reported by the portal “Znayu” physical activity improves cognitive function of the human brain.
Also “Znayu” wrote the researchers from Leipzig University in Germany identified the types of physical exercises that slow down the processes of biological aging.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.