More Long-Term Aerobic Fitness Benefits

Higher fitness levels equal less heart disease risk.

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Apr 22, 2019

New research adds to growing evidence that current cardiovascular fitness levels affect heart disease risks as far ahead as 9 years in the future. “Even among people who seem to be healthy, the top 25% of the most fit individuals actually have only half as high a risk [of heart disease] as the least fit 25%,” said principal investigator Bjarne Nes, PhD, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

The study appeared in the European Heart Journal (2018; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/eh708).

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