Health Care

Running a marathon can make your heart 4 years younger

Running a marathon can make your heart 4 years younger”

Tests included blood pressure measurements, measurements of aortic stiffness by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and the determination of their vascular age. Older, slower marathon runners with higher baseline blood pressure reaped the greatest benefits.

They write: "This study emphasizes the importance of lifestyle in modifying the aging process, particularly because it seems" never too late "to get the benefit as seen in older and slower corridors".

Manisty's team acknowledged that the study of healthy marathon-finishers precludes the generalizability of their results to hypertensive individuals and those who didn't complete the marathon.

In the initial measurements, all participants ran no more than two hours per week and had no previous marathon experience.

The findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, suggested that for first-time marathon runners, training and completing the marathon was associated with reductions in blood pressure and aortic stiffening that were equivalent to an nearly four-year reduction in 'aortic age'. While blood pressure treatment can adjust arterial stiffness in habitual heart disease, additional cardiovascular occurrences take place in persons without recognized escalated blood pressure.

The researchers found that the marathon training decreased systolic blood pressure - when the heart beats - by 4 units (mmHg), and diastolic blood pressure - when the heart rests between beats - decreased by 3 units (mmHg).

"These benefits were observed in healthy individuals in general over a wide age range and their marathon times suggest exercise training attainable in novice participants".

Although the study only recruited healthy participants, those with hypertension and stiffer arteries might be expected to have an even greater cardiovascular response to exercise training.

The average running time for those in the group was 5.4 hours for women and 4.5 hours for men.

Professor Metin Avkiran, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which funded the research, said: 'The benefits of exercise are undeniable.

"Setting yourself a goal - such as training for a marathon - is a great way to stay motivated and follow through on your New Year health resolutions".

Study lead Dr Charlotte Manisty said: 'As clinicians are meeting with patients in the new year, making a goal-oriented exercise training recommendation - such as signing up for a marathon or fun-run - may be a good motivator for our patients to keep active. "This is running for health benefits for normal, real-world people running real-world marathons", Manisty says. Record at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. In addition, training for marathons usually involves various concomitant approaches such as better sleep and dietary patterns, and in some instances, over-the-counter supplements, that may confound or interact with exercise training per se.

'Even a brisk walk on your lunch break will steer you towards better heart and circulatory health'.

The study is published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Like this



08 January 2020
Rockets Hit Airbase In Iraq Where US Troops Are Located
Bloomberg reported that Iran state television said the operation was named "Martyr Soleimani". Pentagon officials said damage assessments at the bases had begun after the 5:30 p.m.

08 January 2020
DOJ Reverses Its Stance on Prison Time for Flynn
Claiming prosecutorial misconduct, she asked the judge to throw out Flynn's indictment. President Trump's former national security adviser, retired Gen.

08 January 2020
Louth Fine Gael TD labels RIC commemoration plans 'inappropriate'
Councillors voted on Monday night by 38 to 10 to boycott the planned event on Friday week at Dublin Castle. Mr Pratt said that the "appetite does not exist for representation at this event".

08 January 2020
Esper: Iraqi government has not asked United States troops to leave
During this time, there will be an increase in helicopter travel in and around the International Zone (IZ) of Baghdad. Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike in Baghdad last week. "Beyond that with regard to the letter which I've read once".

08 January 2020
Big-hitting Tom Banton guides Brisbane Heat to victory
Watch every single KFC BBL match LIVE & On-Demand on KAYO with FOX CRICKET's unmatched commentary line-up. He even played a reverse-sweep off the third ball of the over to the left-arm fast bowler.

08 January 2020
Pence's linkage of Soleimani to 9/11 hijackers is challenged
He said that 17 percent of U.S. personnel deaths in Iraq between 2003 and 2011 could be attributed to the Quds Force under Soleimani.

08 January 2020
Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden welcome baby daughter, reveal her unique name
They are home with the baby and absolutely elated", the source shared. "They wanted this for so long and so many years it's all very surreal".

08 January 2020
Anthony Davis Refuses Lakers Max Extension, Will Go To Free Agency
Anthony Davis has reportedly declined the Los Angeles Lakers' max contract extension worth $146 million over four years. Today was the first day the Lakers were permitted to offer AD an extension following his trade from the Pelicans.

08 January 2020
Jeopardy Greatest Of All Time: Episode 1 Results - Ken Jennings Wins
Rutter did have one bad round in that tournament but then stepped up and defeated Jennings head-to-head in the finals. The clues and responses usually get a bit tougher for the Tournament of Champions and other special events.

08 January 2020
Lithium-Sulfur Battery Promises to Power a Phone for 5 Days
No matter how efficient the operating system of your phone, you probably still need to plug it in to charge at least once a day. With this new battery, your smartphone could stay charged for five consecutive days, according to the researchers.