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Activity Helps Heart Rhythms

Posted: 06.18.2015

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) -- irregular heart rhythms -- can cause poor blood flow and lead to blood clots, which in turn raises the risk of stroke.  AFib can be a fluttering, quivering heart rate, palpitations, thumping in the chest or even the skipping of beats.  A new study suggests that staying active may help reduce the risk of developing AFib.  In the study, women who walked briskly for at least 3 hours per week or did some equivalent form of exercise had a 10% lower risk of AFib than those who were sedentary.  The risk was also higher in overweight and obese women than in normal-weight women.  Women who were both obese and sedentary had a 44% greater risk.

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