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A new research found that the people in their late middle age are able to reduce or reverse the risk of heart aging, damage to sedentary and heart failure with the help of proper exercise. Researchers of the study said that this way of preventing heart risks requires aerobic exercise for two years, as four to five days in a week.

If the middle aged people do enough exercise and begun in time, the risk of aging hearts, future heart failure and sedentary damage will be at bay, according to the new research by cardiologists from the UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources.

To obtain the maximum benefit, the exercise s regimen must be begin at late middle age i.e. before the age of 65 years old, when heart seemingly maintains some ability and plasticity to remodel itself, say researchers from the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM), the collaboration between Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Director at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at the University of Texas, Dr. Benjamin Levine said that, “Based on a series of studies performed by our team over the past five years‚ this ‘dose’ of exercise has become my prescription for life.”

Dr. Levine said in a statement that, “When the muscle stiffens, you get high pressure and the heart chamber doesn’t fill as well with blood. In its most severe form, blood can back up into the lungs. That’s when heart failure develops.”