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Morning walks ‘reduce heart disease risk’

Morning walks 'reduce heart disease risk'People who walk their children to school every day instead of driving them may find that they lose weight, but they can also improve their offspring’s stress levels, a study has shown.

Researchers from the University of Buffalo in the US found that regular morning walks not only relieve children’s stress levels, but make them less likely to develop high blood pressure and heart disease later in life.

“The cardiovascular disease process begins in childhood, so if we can find some way of stopping or slowing that process, that would provide an important health benefit,” said James Roemmich, the study’s senior investigator.

According to the NHS, people who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer from heart disease and a number of other potentially fatal health conditions, such as stroke and type 2 diabetes.

In 2004, it was estimated that 34,100 deaths were due to obesity, which could provide those who are overweight with the motivation to exercise and diet.

Could you fit a daily walk into your routine?


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11 Aug
2010
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  • Hollie

    I definately dont have time to fit in a walk everyday, maybe on a break I could. Its awkward to fit round work

  • Ann-Marie

    I love walking, I try as much as I can but I dont think I could fit one walk in a day, I am very lucky to live near a nature reserve which has its benefits for a walk or a bike ride on a nice day 🙂