0
What's new: The business case for wellness programs in senior living.

Scientific research

Back to previous page

Moderate fitness lowers risk of death for men with high blood pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. To understand the results of a new study that uses METs (metabolic equivalents) to measure exercise capacity, a co-author explained that the peak MET level of a sedentary 50-year-old is about five to six METs, a moderately fit individual is approximately seven to nine METS, and a highly fit person measures at about 10-12 METs.

This is a benefit of membership. If you are not an ICAA member you will need to purchase a membership for access. To learn more, please visit http://www.icaa.cc/membership/whyicaa.htm

icaa 100 members