ROCHESTER, MINN. -- Staying active or beginning a regular exercise program can maintain and even restore blood vessel function, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. A proper diet and maintaining a healthy weight have been known to keep blood vessels healthy as you age. Now, exercise is added to the list.
A recent study in the journal Circulation found that middle-aged and older sedentary men improved blood vessel function by 30 percent after three months of regular physical activity, primarily walking.
Regular activity such as walking at a moderate pace for 20 to 30 minutes four to six days a week can make a difference in how you feel and in your overall health.