October 12, 2016: Just 20 minutes of cycling on a daily basis can reduce the risk of dying from a heart-related disease.
According to ANI “a study conducted by the Purdue University concluded that regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease by a whopping 50 per cent.”
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Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for more than 30 per cent of the deaths annually.
In India, cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death.
However, 50 per cent of heart disease-related deaths can be easily prevented by only adopting healthy habits and by a hygienic lifestyle.
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Physical inactivity is one of the significant risk factors for heart disease.
In fact, the physical inactivity is the cause of numerous lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiac ailments and even cancer.
According to World Health Organization, one of the ten leading risk factors for death worldwide is insufficient physical activity.
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As much as smoking is a serious health hazard, physical inactivity is equally life risky.
The WHO recommends, adults between the ages of 18 to 64 years should be involved in at least 150 minutes physical activity of moderate-intensity throughout the week.
Even a cycle ride of just 20 minutes daily is sufficient to achieve the target and be healthy.
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