Heart disease may slow down your walking speed

heart disease may slow walking speed

The heart disease may cause a walking problem to people, who are under the age of 78. India Today reported quoting a study that published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, that the more risk factors people had for heart disease, the faster their walking speed declined.

As per the study, the walking problems are caused by risk factors of heart disease that was only in people under the age of 78

The potential to think and to make decisions did not play a role in the link between heart disease risk factors and walking limitations. The ability to do the chair stand exercise and to balance problems were not linked to risk factors for heart disease.

The factors like smoking, living with diabetes, obesity, physically inactive were some of the risk factors for heart disease risk factors and were associated with the slow walking speed.

If young adults maintain their physical fitness then heart diseases are curable.

Researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm examined the factors that put older adults at higher risk of developing physical limitations as they age. The team studied information that was gathered from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care-Kungsholmen (SNAC-K).

The researchers enrolled participants from 2001 to 2004. Follow-up information was taken every six years for younger participants (60-year-olds, 66-year-olds, and 72-year-olds). Information was taken every three years for the participants aged 78 and older.

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