Keep fit, kids!

File:US Navy 070504-N-0995C-072 Chief Mineman Kevin Sperling appears as the guest body builder at an Armed Forces body building competition held at Sharkey's Theatre at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.jpg

Cardiology and associated research often focuses on the older population (with good reason), but we can’t forget about where cardiovascular disease starts. Check out the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study, which shows that increasing fitness decreases levels of hypertension, with the association being strongest in the highest fitness groups.
So, get those running shoes on (or even hop on the Wii Fit) and lower your blood pressure before things get out of hand.

Read the study here.


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