Water-based exercises like swimming and aqua-aerobics are an excellent way to stay fit for people over 55 years old without putting strain on the joints. But do these exercises have the same health benefits for our heart as other types of exercise in a gym do? A recent small UK study looked for an answer to this question.

Researchers found that regular exercise in or out of water has similar benefits to our arteries and small veins, which are crucial for our heart health. Researchers believe that because any type of exercise can increase the production of nitric oxide in our body. The last one is the key for good functioning and preserving inner lining of both small veins and arteries. The greater the nitric oxide production, the better arteries and small veins can work, the healthier our heart is.

So, to protect your heart, choose an exercise that fits your current health state (or your mood) and simply enjoy it on a regular basis!

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Tatsiana Haponava, PhD

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