According to the recent study, Heart Disease Risk factors such as being physically inactive(no physical Exercises) smoking, living with diabetes or obesity were linked to having a slower walking speed.
The link between Heart Disease risk factors and walking difficulties was only present in people under the age of 78 only.
SNAC-K: Researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm examined the factors. Researchers considered participants’ such as physical activity levels, alcohol consumption, body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height), and ability to think and make decisions. Participants’ blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) were tested, too. For who have High CRP levels point will get higher risk for heart disease, which remains a serious activity and concern for older people.
Risk of heart disease linked to walking problems
The research team learned four key facts:
- The more risk factors people had for heart disease, the faster their decline in walking speed and these people cannot walk fast compared to normal people.
- The link between heart disease risk factors and also walking difficulties was only present in people under the age of 78.
- Cognitive function (the ability to think and make decisions in the brain) did not play a role in the link between risk factors for heart disease and walking limitations or Speed.
- Heart disease risk factors like obesity, smoking, living with diabetes, deficiency disease or being physically inactive were connected to having a slower walking speed, says study.
Heart Disease Risk Factors were not linked to balance problems and not linked to the ability to do the chair stand exercise.
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