New Delhi: The risk of heart disease has increased over the years. Bad lifestyle is the main reason behind this, obviously. According to the report of the World Health Organization, two million people die every year due to this disease. Lack of physical activity, lack of nutritious food, addiction to tobacco and alcohol are the main reasons for this. But many heart diseases are preventable, a study has found. Therefore, the easiest way to reduce the risk of this disease is to walk. A few minutes of walking each day can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.
How much should you walk each day??
According to a Howard Medical School study, walking 21 minutes a day can reduce the risk of heart disease by 30%. This means walking for two and a half hours a week. It helps to reduce weight, blood pressure, cholesterol. In addition to improving memory, the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer can be reduced.
According to the American Heart Association, walking is the best form of exercise for heart health. It not only provides energy, but also helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
What to do?
According to a Howard Medical School study, heart health requires an increased diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, avoiding processed foods and addictions.