Friday, March 31, 2017

How Important is it to Exercise to Survive a Heart Attack

The heart is barely the size of a fist, yet it is the strongest muscle in the body. The heartbeat pumps blood that carries oxygen and nutrients to each and every part of the body. In turn, the heart gets nutrients through the blood vessels. When this flow of blood to the heart is interrupted, it can cause permanent injuries in this vital organ. 
Specifically, myocardial infarction appears due to insufficient blood flow due to obstruction in an artery. It is worth mentioning that physical activity reduces the risk of heart attacks and vascular accidents.

Exercise and prevention of myocardial infarction

The new study at Henry Ford Detroit Hospital demonstrates a particular advantage of physical activity after suffering a first myocardial infarction. Being an important aspect, after those investigations that the exercise is beneficial for the health.

This study, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceeding, states that when analyzing in detail the cases of 2,061 patients who had an attack. All of them had undergone an exercise test, so it was known to what extent they exercised. The result was that the fittest people were 40% less likely to die during the first year after the infarction.

This confirms that leading a sedentary life is a risk factor for those who have had a heart attack. Because although 50% of the physical form is due to the genes, the other 50% is in our hands. The reason for weight to begin to put the batteries and to be in movement and, with it, to give battle to each and every one of the diseases.

In conclusion to maintain a healthy life is essential to carry good habits, which involves exercising on a regular basis, maintain the right weight, follow a healthy diet, avoid alcohol consumption and reduce stress. So let's put a grain of sand, conveying the love of sports and exercise to prevent problems in the future.

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