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How Exercise Can Help Reduce Irregular Heartbeat Risk In Obese People

Atrial fibrillation is a condition that can make your heart race and put you at the risk of heart stroke. Severely obese people could reduce the risk of developing atrial fibrillation if they exercise regularly, and so can those who are more prone to obesity can reduce it. According to a Garnvik’s study, people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 have a significantly higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation than the normal weight individuals. “People who are reported that they didn’t exercise at all had about double of the risk of developing fibrillation when compared to those who were physically active and whose body weight was normal,” said co-author Lars Elnan Garnvik from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU). Hence, daily exercise for good health helps.

Exercise Helps Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

Lars Elnan Garnvik further explained that obese people, who exercised a lot were able to limit the increase in risk to atrial fibrillation in no more than approximately 50 percent. This suggests that physical activity is good for limiting the increased risk of atrial fibrillation in obese people. As much as you burn calories and eliminate fats from your body, that percentage of chances you have for getting healed and healthy. Stop wasting your time, exercise for good health.

“Physical activity and exercise can help to reduce a lot of the known risk factors for atrial fibrillation, like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and chronic inflammation. Physical activity can also improve a person’s fitness level, and we know that people in good shape have a reduced risk of heart failure,” said Garnvik.

Staying fit reduces risk for atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation is the commonest form of heart fibrillation. The symptoms include chest pain, a ‘racing’ or unusual heartbeat, palpitations, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Atrial fibrillation can significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life, as well as it increases the risk of other conditions such as stroke, dementia, heart attack and kidney disease, and death.

The Lars Elnan Garnvik from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has published a study about the relationship between exercise and atrial fibrillation, in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The study says that the mantra for good health is physical activities. Hence, quite a sedentary lifestyle and exercise for good health.

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