Movement against heart attack and stroke
The influence of exercise on cardiovascular diseases is now considered assured. Thus, continuous physical activity provides a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, which remains the leading cause of death in advanced industrial societies.
Adequate movement activity has a particularly favorable influence on the likelihood of coronary heart disease - its protective effect is largely independent of other factors. Physically active suffer less heart attack not only because they usually smoke less, but especially through the movement itself at least as great as the health effect of not smoking.
Also, in terms of suffering a stroke sports activity shows protective effects. The positive impact of regular exercise on improving the functional economy of the cardiovascular system is attributed to this. This in turn prevents atherosclerosis and the development of hypertension.
Exercise helps coronary patients and obese
In addition, moderate endurance sports in particular stimulate fat metabolism and can thus reduce excess weight. The positive effects of moderate endurance training are largely independent of the person's age, gender or social status.
No top athletic performance is required to prevent cardiovascular disease. The regular daily walk already has an effective prevention function. In addition, studies show a positive impact of coordinated sports and exercise programs in people already suffering from cardiovascular disease.
For example, studies show that the risk of mortality in cardiac infarction patients can be significantly reduced by means of physical activity - this reduces the likelihood of a new infarct and other complications and improves the general condition. Therefore, those affected are also recommended to participate in a so-called coronary sports group.