Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?

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In the latest BBC-article two different studies are discussed: one about the link between high blood pressure and dementia, and another about the link between frailty and early death.

The main takeaway from the study about dementia, published in the European Heart Journal, found those who were aged 50 with a systolic blood pressure of 130mmHg or above were nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to develop dementia than those with ideal blood pressure.

The main takeaway from the study about frailty, published in the Lancet Public Health Journal, found that being frail earlier in life also appeared to be a predictor of ill health and early death.

Exercising and being physically active can help with both frailty and high blood pressure. EuropeActive runs many campaigns promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles, such as Let’s #BEACTIVE and National Fitness Days.

 

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