Recent studies have shown that staying healthy and fit will reduce the changes of health and heart related risks, it may seem like common sense but it’s not a common practice with many Americans these days. These studies have shown that people with cardiorespiratory fitness, or high levels of physical fitness, have a much lower risk of dying from heart disease or cardiovascular disease.
The studies were based on 102,980 participants and 6,910 deaths. Participants with a low CFR had a 70 percent higher risk of death (all causes) and a 56 percent higher risk for coronary heart disease as opposed to those with a higher CRF. Those with low CRF had a 40 percent higher risk for all-cause death and a 47 percent increased risk for cardiovascular disease than those with intermediate CRF. So get out there and get fit if you want to live a long and happy life!