Exercise tips to keep the heart pumping during a major flu pandemic
Exercise can help your body keep your body and brain healthy during a flu pandemics, researchers say.
The latest research finds that high-intensity exercise — especially aerobic exercises — can help prevent the flu from spreading, and it can be a quick and effective way to prevent a potentially deadly infection.
The findings were published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
Exercise has been shown to help people with heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, but it has also been linked to a range of health conditions, including cancer.
Researchers wanted to know whether exercising could help prevent a pandemic like the one that struck Europe last winter, which killed more than 7,300 people and forced millions to flee their homes.
To test the hypothesis, the researchers randomly assigned some people to an exercise group and some to a control group.
Then, they compared the two groups’ blood pressure and heart rate.
Both groups showed a reduction in their blood pressure.
And the exercise group showed more significant reductions in heart rate than did the control group, the study found.
“This is the first study to show that exercise can help protect against influenza, and to do so in a way that is clinically useful,” said study author Dr. Peter V. Pascual, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
The researchers looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is administered every three years by the Centers of Disease Control, to see if the exercise participants had any improvements in their health. “
We also found that exercise may have a very profound impact on a range [of] biomarkers, including body composition, blood pressure, and inflammation,” he said.
The researchers looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is administered every three years by the Centers of Disease Control, to see if the exercise participants had any improvements in their health.
They found that those who exercised regularly showed a statistically significant increase in their heart rate, while those who didn’t exercised showed a decrease in their pulse.
“People who are regularly exercising seem to be doing better, even when they are not exercising as much as the rest of the population,” said Dr. Pancu, a professor at the Department of Medicine at Harvard University.
“Our findings suggest that exercising in this way may be particularly beneficial for people with metabolic diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes.”
Previous research found that aerobic exercise can protect people against heart disease and other diseases, but there was no evidence that exercise caused these changes.
Exercise may be a good way to keep you healthy, even if you’re not a runner or athlete, according to Dr. Daniel T. Stein, a research scientist in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic.
He also noted that the benefits are likely to be more subtle than people might think.
“I think that we can safely say that exercise is good for your heart,” said Stein, who was not involved in the new study.
“But it’s a little different from just walking or playing sports.
Exercise also has a protective effect on blood pressure in healthy people, Stein said. “
For example, it’s really important to stay up late, so if you do go to bed, don’t get up at 4:30 a.m. or 5:30.
“So it’s going to take time for us to figure out exactly how it works.” “
There are lots of different ways to exercise, and a lot of people don’t exercise enough,” he added.
“So it’s going to take time for us to figure out exactly how it works.”
Stein and Pancus said that the next step is to examine whether exercise can also be used to prevent heart disease.
They are currently recruiting participants for the study.
The authors said that more research is needed to understand the mechanism behind the protective effects of exercise.
The research was funded in part by the Office of Naval Research and the Department and Agency of Defense.
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