A recent study found that between the ages of 40-50, the time in which we can complete the age-old 1.6km time trial (1 mile) can predict heart disease risk 30-40 years later on in our 70s and 80s! Basically, males who take over 10 minutes to get through a mile, had 30 percent greater risk of heart disease in later life. Equally, females taking greater than 12 minutes were at risk. Times under 8 minutes for males and 9 minutes for females were associated with a low level of risk of developing heart disease in later life.
Yes, I went and road tested myself after finding this out for interests sake, and provided you are accustomed to exercise and have no known risks of heart problems, feel free to have a go. However, should you come up short, do not stress, a well set up aerobic conditioning program can soon change the outcome of the future for you to a healthier one.Back to Blog Home