Three distinct types of exercise can ‘reverse’ damage from heart ageing, suggests study

It is well known that one of the keys to a long and healthy life is exercise. The NHS recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to intense physical exercise. However, while this is the recommended amount, it is a recommended minimum. The more exercise you do, the greater the benefits. One of those benefits, say the Southwestern Medical Centre, is the reversal of heart damage.

Like all the organs in our body, the heart becomes weaker and less effective as we get older.

Furthermore, with the travails and habits of modern life, often damage done to the heart is irreversible, that is at least what some researchers suggest.

One study in 2018 carried out by Southwestern Medical Centre found that exercise could reverse damage to ageing hearts and help reduce the risk of heart failure.

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