Past studies have shown protective effects of regular physical activity on both coronary heart disease and stroke. A report in the American Journal of Cardiology finds the same may hold true for heart failure. It shows men who did a fair amount of standing and walking have about a 25 percent lower risk of heart failure. For women, drops in risk were 33 and 13 percent for moderate and high activity.
Also, women who commuted to work by walking or biking also had a reduced risk of heart failure.