Myth: Exercise cannot reduce the risk of heart failure.
Truth: This is false.
Exercise has been proven to show beneficial effects on a person’s cardiovascular system and reduces heart disease incidences. Studies have also shown that individuals with frequent heart failure who engaged in exercise were able to improve their quality of life and reduce mortality.
It has been suggested that the amount of nitric oxide (NO) can produce an exercise-medicated heart protection mechanism. Researchers investigated whether a therapeutic heart receptor would emit exercise-induced nitric oxide. It is believed that this heart receptor-nitric oxide pathway is helpful in protecting against heart failure.
This article shows promise in how aerobic exercise engagement could reduce one’s likelihood of cardiovascular abnormalities in the future. To read more about how exercise can strengthen this pathway, click the link here.
- Wang B, Xu M, Li W, Li X, Zheng Q, et al. (2017) Aerobic exercise protects against pressure overload-induced cardiac dysfunction and hypertrophy via β3-AR-nNOS-NO activation. PLOS ONE 12(6): e0179648. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179648