A brisk 20 minute daily walk can slash heart failure risk by up to a quarter in middle age in just six years, study finds


A brisk 20 minute walk a day slashes the risk of developing heart failure in middle age by nearly a third, new research claims.

Getting off the sofa and going for a walk or a bike ride for the recommended two-and-a-half hours a week can reduce the risk of the chronic illness in just six years.

But failing to do any exercise or stopping after leading a previously active life can increase the chance of getting the devastating condition.

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