Sunday, November 4, 2012

Intense Exercise, But Not Long Walks, May Reduce Metabolic Syndrome Risk.

HealthDay Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/9) reports, "Fast walking and jogging every day can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 50 percent, but an hour's walk every day does not make a difference, according to a new Danish study" published in BMJ Open. Investigators found that "fast walking cut the risk" of developing metabolic syndrome "by 50 percent and jogging cut the risk by 40 percent, while going for an hour-long walk each day did not make any difference." The investigators "said their findings suggest that exercise intensity rather than duration is what matters in protecting against metabolic syndrome."
        WebMD Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/9, Mann) reports that, according to the researchers, "Our results confirm the role of physical activity in reducing [metabolic syndrome] risk and suggest that intensity rather than volume of physical activity is important."

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