Five things you can do in five minutes that will improve your heart health

Climbing a flight of stairs at home is just as good as a gym class when it comes to warding off a heart attack, scientists have found.

Professor Maureen MacDonald, from McMaster University in Canada and her team of researchers found that walking up 18 steps had the same benefits for the heart as a 45-minute aerobic class. “We’ve shown stair-climbing is a safe, efficient and feasible option for cardiac rehabilitation, which was particularly relevant during the pandemic when many people didn’t have the option to exercise in a gym,” says MacDonald.

A 2019 study from the British Heart Foundation

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