A study suggests that heart patients should move every 21 minutes to live a long life

The research suggests that patients with heart disease should get up and move every 20 minutes to avoid an early grave.

Canadian experts say that being active around three times an hour for seven minutes helps burn 770 calories per day.

Scientists believe that this is the amount of calories a patient with heart disease needs to burn to reduce their risk of premature death.

A study suggests that heart patients should move every 21 minutes to live a long life

A study suggests that heart patients should move every 21 minutes to live a long life

Researchers at the University of Alberta analyzed 132 patients with coronary heart disease.

The participants, who had an average age of 63 years, wore a bracelet that controlled their activity levels for 22 hours a day for five days.

This evaluated the amount of time they spent being active, as well as the duration of their breaks between bursts of exercise.

Then, the researchers calculated how often a patient with heart disease would have to move to burn 770 calories a day.

"There is a lot of evidence now that sitting for long periods is bad for your health," said Dr. Ailar Ramadi, author of the study.

"Our study shows that cardiac patients should interrupt sedentary time every 20 minutes with a light physical activity episode of seven minutes."

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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of death both in the United Kingdom and around the world. Coronary heart disease is sometimes called ischemic heart disease.

The main symptoms of coronary heart disease are: angina (chest pain), heart attacks, heart failure.

However, not all people have the same symptoms and some people may not have any before they are diagnosed with CHD.

Coronary heart disease is the term that describes what happens when your heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by an accumulation of fatty substances in the coronary arteries.

Over time, the walls of the arteries can become inflamed with deposits of fat. This process is known as atherosclerosis and fat deposits are called atheroma.

You can reduce your risk of getting CHD by making some simple changes in your lifestyle.

These include:

  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet
  • be physically active
  • give up smoking
  • Control of blood cholesterol and sugar levels.

Source: NHS

Other experts cautioned that the study, presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) in Toronto, was too small to draw firm conclusions.

"A randomized controlled trial is needed before this can become a strong recommendation," said Professor Joep Perk of the European Society for the Prevention of Cardiology (ESC).

"However, regular physical activity is key to achieving a healthy life, whether you are a cardiac patient or not."

Dr. Michelle Graham, president of the scientific program committee at the CCC, added:[This] The new work has very practical implications, not only for patients with cardiovascular diseases, but also to improve prevention by altering the way people work in sedentary environments.

Coronary artery disease occurs when the main blood vessels that supply blood, nutrients and oxygen to the heart become damaged or diseased.

This is usually due to the buildup of plaque, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow. It is the most common type of heart disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. UU And the United Kingdom, where it is responsible for up to one in four deaths.

Exercising, eating a healthy diet and not smoking reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

"Sedentary lifestyles affect more than half of the world's population," said Professor Jeroen Bax, former president of ESC.

ESC guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention recommend a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week.

"Any activity is better than none and more activity is better than some."