Brisk 7-Minute Walk Daily Enough To Cut Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

  • A brisk daily seven-minute walk — instead of a leisurely 14-minute stroll — is enough to cut the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.
  • Scientists in the United Kingdom say doing more exercise doesn’t do much to reduce your risk from cardiovascular conditions — unless you’re ramping it up to at least a moderate or vigorous level of intensity.
  • Researchers add that easy activities such as washing the car or doing laundry, which have counted as exercise in earlier research, are not enough to stave off heart problems.
  • However, going on brisk walks for 75 minutes a week or one run for the same amount of time is enough to keep the condition at bay.
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