Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Regular walking can save a life
Vascular aging, is one of the most important risk factors for Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD). In women at their menopausal transition, vascular aging will be accelerated. Presumably this happens because of declines in ovarian function and estrogen levels.
Understanding underlying biological defects associated with vascular aging across menopause transition is important for the development of strategies to maintain vascular health and decrease CVD mortality.
Physical activities and exercises are effective non-pharmacological interventions for CVD prevention. Indeed, habitual physical exercise is shown to strongly benefit health and long life in humans.
Latest studies show that in menopausal women, physical exercises might cause reduction in inflammations and improvement in tissue perfusion that are major targets in prevention of CVD.
This goal can be easily achieved through regular walking training performed at moderate intensity, according to the international physical activity guidelines.
Published by: Exon Medical Department
Author: Afaq Ejtemaee
2020 October 5