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21 September 2010

Being active at work good for heart

A study found that men who were moderately active at work were 10% less likely to develop heart failure, and women 20% less likely, proving that an active job benefits your heart.

You don't necessarily have to sweat it out at the gym for hours every week to have a healthy heart. If your job keeps you relatively active, you're reaping heart benefits, suggests new research.

"We showed that leisure activity and occupational activity and daily walking to and from work can reduce the risk of heart failure," said the study's senior author, Dr Gang Hu, an assistant professor and director of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Lab at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.

 
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