Exercise maintains heart rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation

A six-month exercise programme helps maintain normal heart rhythm and reduces the severity of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a study by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart rhythm disorder that makes the heart beat rapidly and irregularly. The most common symptoms are palpitations, shortness of breath, light headedness, and fatigue, […]

Cutting 250 calories daily and exercising may improve heart health in obese older adults

Cutting just 250 calories a day with moderate exercise reaped bigger rewards than exercise alone for older, obese adults. Among older adults with obesity, combining aerobic exercise with a moderate reduction in daily calories resulted in greater improvements in aortic stiffness (a measure of vascular health, which impacts cardiovascular disease), compared to exercise only or to exercise plus a more […]

5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs

The study, published June 29 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, provides the strongest evidence yet that the ultra-time-efficient maneuver known as High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) could play a key role in helping aging adults fend off cardiovascular disease — the nation’s leading killer. In the United States alone, 65% of adults over age 50 have […]