Thursday, 24 May 2018
Exercising regularly can keep heart and arteries young
People should exercise, any form of exercise, four or five times per week to keep their heart, arteries and even their looks youthful, scientists say. Exercising fewer than four times a week only ensures the health of smaller arteries.
As people get older their arteries – which transport blood in and out of the heart – tend to stiffen up, which increases the risk of heart disease.
Note: In many cases when the seniors are required to give blood for testing, the nurses would find it hard to draw blood because most of the seniors' blood vessels had already closed (hardened) or too thin (fragile).
Regular exercise can keep arteries supple and improve blood flow, which is good for the heart and can keep people's skin looking young for longer, as well as improving wellbeing and boosting energy.