Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: More Exercise is Essential in Cutting Heart Failure Risk

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Researchers have found that when it comes to protecting your heart and preventing heart failure, more exercise is crucial. While this may sound like common sense, a new study has suggested precisely how much more exercise we need – possibly 2-4 times for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week is currently being recommended.

Researchers found that when people did engage in exercise 2-4 times a week, they reduced their heart failure risk by 20-35%.

The bottom line is that walking for 30 minutes a day (which is recommended by U.S. physical activity guidelines) simply isn’t enough to protect your heart. You should consider adding more physical activity if you are seriously concerned about reducing your heart failure risk.

These findings were published in the journal Circulation on October 5, 2015.

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