Football Makes Heart Healthy?

Football, the world's most popular sport is proved to have a good effect in improving heart health. This was stated by a new study from Denmark.

The study found that systolic and diastolic pressure group of men who play football twice a week for six months fell between 6 and 9 points compared to those who did not. Based on the results of a study from Oxford University, a decrease of blood pressure it was able to reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease by 50 percent.

In addition, the benefits of playing football can also be felt for diabetics. Two LV function tends to damage in diabetics may experience improved as much as 29 percent. Even the researchers also found that healthy people benefit from this exercise.

Friis said study author Jacon, football became a sport is good for health because it can train acceleration, deceleration, jumping, sprinting one side, running backwards which is a good stimulus for the cardiovascular system.

"Over time, these movements can increase the volume of blood that is absorbed by the vessels in the muscles, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure," said Schmidt.

The study also found, any position which endured while playing football can provide equally good effect. Two times a week is the time recommended by the researchers.

However, if you already have a history of heart disease, you should consult with your doctor before doing this exercise.