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Exercise reduces the risk of premature death − scientists

Photo: Getty Images Physical activity prolongs life

Active exercise increases the flexibility of the heart muscle.

Cardiologists from the southwestern medical center the University of Texas concluded that exercise helps fight aging of the cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of premature death. The results are presented on the website MedicalXpress.

Experts conducted an experiment with two groups of middle-aged people, a total population of 50 people.

The first group for two years engaged in active exercise, the second is yoga.

In this exercise, which was carried out 4-5 times a week, lasted, mainly, 30 minutes, with the exception of training for a duration of one hour, when the subjects had spent time walking, aerobics, Cycling or tennis. During the first three months of performed exercise of moderate intensity, and after 10 months high .

The results of the study showed that people from the first group, the consumption of oxygen during physical activity increased by 18 percent and the flexibility of the heart muscle increased by 25 percent.

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