Physical Fitness Cuts Heart and Death Risk

In Health and Safety, Research by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

Physical Fitness Cuts Heart and Death RiskHere is research that comes as no surprise to us, and it’s one of the reasons that we are very big proponents of fitness titles such as EA Sports Active for Nintendo Wii.

A recent study has shown that people who are physically fit are less likely to develop heart disease, and are less likely to die from any cause, as measured by a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF).

The researchers say that it is rare for doctors to consider cardiorespiratory fitness in evaluating a person’s risk of future heart disease or death.  This is mostly because the degree of risk reduction associated with different levels of physical fitness had been unclear.  The studies show that people with a low level of cardiorespiratory fitness have a 70% higher risk of death from any cause compared with those with a high level of fitness.

“We suggest that CRF, which can be readily assessed by an exercise stress test, could be useful for prediction of [heart disease] and all-cause mortality risk in a primary care medical practice,” write researcher Satoru Kodama, MD, PhD, of the University of Tsukuba Institute of Clinical Medicine in Ibaraki, Japan, and colleagues in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness as a Quantitative Predictor of All-Cause Mortality and Cardiovascular Events in Healthy Men and Women

-via WebMD

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

I am the Director of Multimedia at ProTrainings, as well as the primary blogger here. I take care of the video editing, graphic design and corporate branding that you see on every video and every page on this site, as well as at ProCPR®, ProFirstAid®, ProBloodborne, StudentCPR, etc. My work is literally everywhere that ProTrainings goes. I also handle our Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow us there, if you use twitter! You can be sure that I’m not just an average joe writing this blog, but one of the founders of the company.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle Plus

Leave a Reply