Forget 10,000 Steps—3,000 A Day Can Keep Your Heart Healthy

Forget 10,000 Steps—3,000 A Day Can Keep Your Heart Healthy |

Forget the 10,000-steps-a-day rule—walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes could be enough, especially if you have congestive heart failure and you want to improve your chances of a long life.

Doctors have warned heart patients off physical exercise, and prescribed drugs or even a pacemaker instead—but walking every day at a moderate pace has all the same benefits, new research has discovered.

Heart patients have been strictly forbidden from exercising because it was feared it would compromise the heart’s pumping action further—but the very reverse is true, researchers from the Technical University of Munich found.

After just 12 weeks of walking 3,000 steps every day, the pumping function improved in patients, which, in turn, improved their ability to exercise. Moderate exercise—completing the steps in 30 minutes—had as much benefit as more vigorous, intensive exercising.

The researchers tried different approaches on a group of 261 people with congestive heart failure, one of the most common causes of death in the industrialized world. Over the course of a year, they tried different types of exercise under supervision, and were advised to continue the programme for the other nine months.

Overall, moderate walking decreased strain on the heart, improved heart muscle function, improved blood vessel dilation, helped form new blood vessels, and lowered blood pressure levels.

The discovery is a major advance, say researchers. Congestive heart failure has been considered as lethal as cancer, and sufferers had little hope for a long life.

(Source: Circulation, 2017; CIRCULATIONAHA.116.022924)


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  1. Eileen Shillington

    September 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Dear Robert,
    Could you please tell me how long I should be taking Serrapeptase 250,000 to get rid if pain in the body..legs and feet especially? I had the Polymyalgia Rheumatica last year and I seem to be left with Arthritis. I did take Serrapeptase (max dose) but didn’t find much difference after 1 months supply…I find it very expensive, but if this could get rid of the pain I’d find the monies somewhere.
    Thanks so much for your help.

    • Lindsay

      September 19, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Hello Eileen, timescales are very difficult to predict. Some people notice a great improvement quite quickly, whilst others may be on a longer journey, as it also depends upon the starting point. For best results, we advise to focus on a full lifestyle plan to improve your overall outcomes, with serrapeptase being one of the important elements to help reduce inflammation. You can also rub the Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil on to the legs and body daily. Please see our full recommended plan for Arthritis here:
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