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Forty years is not too late to start

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Cardiovascular benefits are comparable to those who started doing endurance sport sooner or later.

A study of senior men found that the “relatively intense” endurance exercise was a source of heart benefit, regardless of the age at which they began training. [1] The benefits were very clear and comparable to those who started to play sports at the age of 30 or after the age of 40. As a result of this, say the scientists, 40 years is not too late to get into endurance sport.

The study was conducted on 40 healthy men (without heart problems) aged 55 to 70, who were divided into groups based on their exercise level and age. had begun to get into sport. Thus, 10 of them had never done more than 2 hours of sport per week of their entire life, and 30 had exercised at least 7 hours per week for more than five years, having either started before the age of 30 (16 people) is after 40 years (14 people).

The study also found no differences between the two groups of athletes in cardiac ultrasound tests. “Despite biological changes due to age, the heart still seems, even at age 40, to be able to be flexible thanks to endurance sport” explain the researchers. “Starting an endurance sports activity at age 40 does not seem to hinder heart benefits.”

“However, endurance training is also beneficial for bone density, muscle mass and oxidative stress, and these benefits are known to be more important if athletic training started earlier in life.” .

Researchers note that aging is associated with adverse structural and functional changes in the cardiovascular system. While physical activity is unable to prevent these changes, it is able to slow them down. However, it is unclear whether endurance sport started later in life can reverse the effects of sedentary behavior on the heart.

“But it’s never too late to change your lifestyle and be more active,” says the author of the study. “It will always be beneficial for the heart and for the well-being.There is no need to take a high level of training for several hours a week, just taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or gardening regularly, can also be beneficial. “

re than 2 hours of sport per week of their entire life, and 30 had exercised at least 7 hours per week for more than five years, having either started before the age of 30 (16 people) is after 40 years (14 people).

The regular physical exercise they did was either running or cycling. Those who started before the age of 30 had been training for an average of 39 years (since age 22), and those who had started at age 40 had been playing sports for 18 years (since the age of 48). Each of these men was evaluated by stress tests, resting ultrasound and exercise, and heart rate analysis.

First, the resting heart rate was identical between the two groups of athletes (56.8 beats / minute for the first and 58.1 beats / minute for the second), but it was much higher for men who did not sports (69.7 beats / min).

The maximum oxygen consumption was also the same between the oldest athletes group (47.3 ml / min / kg) and for the group of more recent athletes (44.6 ml / min / kg), but it was much lower in the non-athletic group (33.0 ml / min / kg). “We think this result is of utmost importance, says the researcher, because it has a direct link to cardiovascular health and well-being.”

Ultrasound showed that the left ventricle and the two atria were larger in both groups of athletes than in the sedentary group, which also had much thicker walls of blood vessels than trained men. “So, say the scientists, the cardiac rearrangement seems to be different between the two groups of athletes and the group of non-athletes”. Diastolic function (the ability of the left ventricle to fill with blood when the heart is at rest) and other measures of heart rate were also better in subjects who started the sport before and after 40 years.

The study also found no differences between the two groups of athletes in cardiac ultrasound tests. “Despite biological changes due to age, the heart still seems, even at age 40, to be able to be flexible thanks to endurance sport” explain the researchers. “Starting an endurance sports activity at age 40 does not seem to hinder heart benefits.”

“However, endurance training is also beneficial for bone density, muscle mass and oxidative stress, and these benefits are known to be more important if athletic training started earlier in life.” .

Researchers note that aging is associated with adverse structural and functional changes in the cardiovascular system. While physical activity is unable to prevent these changes, it is able to slow them down. However, it is unclear whether endurance sport started later in life can reverse the effects of sedentary behavior on the heart.

“But it’s never too late to change your lifestyle and be more active,” says the author of the study. “It will always be beneficial for the heart and for the well-being.There is no need to take a high level of training for several hours a week, just taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or gardening regularly, can also be beneficial. “

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Gareth Bale will soon leave Real Madrid, according to Zidane

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Welsh striker Gareth Bale could soon leave Real Madrid as the Spanish club is currently working on his transfer, coach Zinédine Zidane said on Saturday.

Bale was again not selected to face Bayern Munich in a friendly match won 3-1 by the German team on Saturday at the NRG stadium in Houston.

“He was not included in the team because the club is working on his departure. That’s why he did not play, said Zidane after the match. We will see what happens in the next few days. This could happen tomorrow. If so, it will be for the best. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that it’s coming soon. “

The French coach insisted that the 30-year-old striker no longer suited his team. Although many well-known clubs may be ready to welcome him, his substantial salary could be a barrier.

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Welsh striker Gareth Bale could soon leave Real Madrid as the Spanish club is currently working on his transfer, coach Zinédine Zidane said on Saturday.

Bale was again not selected to face Bayern Munich in a friendly match won 3-1 by the German team on Saturday at the NRG stadium in Houston.

“He was not included in the team because the club is working on his departure. That’s why he did not play, said Zidane after the match. We will see what happens in the next few days. This could happen tomorrow. If so, it will be for the best. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that it’s coming soon. “

The French coach insisted that the 30-year-old striker no longer suited his team. Although many well-known clubs may be ready to welcome him, his substantial salary could be a barrier.

Bale was recruited in 2013 by Real Madrid, from Tottenham, for about 100 million euros. His contract with the Madrid club runs theoretically until 2022.

Gareth Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, confirmed on Sunday that he was currently working on the departure of his player, but lashed out at Real’s coach.

“Zidane should be ashamed, he shows no respect for a player who has done so much for Real,” he said.

“It’s not personal,” Zidane said. There comes a time when some things happen because they have to happen. I have nothing against him. It’s just that we have to make decisions and change things, see nothing more. I do not know if it will be done in 24 or 48 hours, but things will change and that’s the best for everyone. “

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When Tuchel insults copiously his players

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Thomas Tuchel, who must now deal with Leonardo, has not always been tender with the players of PSG, especially late last season, where he had not hesitated to insult them …

PSG players resumed on Monday and took part in their first training two days later. And before participating in a new Asian tour, which will end with the Champions Trophy against Rennes in Shenzen, Kylian Mbappé and his partners will first fly to Germany, to play two friendly matches, face Dynamo Dresden and FC Nuremberg, 16-20 July.

The Opportunity for Thomas Tuchel, Anarcho Henrique, and now under the thumb of Leonardo, to get closer to his troops after a second part of the season, where everything was disintegrated for the champions of France after their elimination against Manchester United in the Champions League. Especially with the French players who, according to The team, would like to blame him or her, and to be harder with this tri-color clan, and especially young people pinned by Neymar after the defeat in the final of the Cup of France.

Many of them (Kimpembe, Nkunku, Nsoki and Diaby) were also held in Nantes on April 17, where PSG had made a new indigent service (3-2), three days after a thrashing in Lille (5-1). Tuchel, particularly reassembled, would be at the break copiously insulted (all) his players, reproaching their behavior of “bitches” (“bitches”). And this scene would have “marked deeply” the Parisian cloakroom.

And for good reason, after a distressing elimination against Manchester United in the eighth-finals of the Champions League, PSG has suffered the blow in the last days of the championship. A clear drop in level that has resulted in several underperformances. A defeat has also left more traces in the Parisian locker room. Annoyed after an indigestible performance of his players against Nantes last April (2-3), Thomas Tuchel insulted his protégés at halftime.

This is in any case what asserts The Team in its columns. The coach of Paris Saint-Germain, very against their players, would have attacked them and their behavior of “bitches” (bitches) in his own words. Information that highlights the extent of the anger of the German technician that day. The sports daily does not stop there and says that this scene would have “profoundly marked” some players of the club of the capital

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Neymar file- PSG would not be interested in Barça players

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While FC Barcelona favors the option of an exchange of player (s) with more or less money and more to recover Neymar, the PSG would not be seduced by this possibility.

No more excesses. This is one of the lessons from the interview of Leonardo, sports director of the PSG, granted to the Parisian a few days ago. The club of the capital is no longer intended to make huge transfers. Go back a step to advance ten, said the Brazilian, who no longer seems willing to use the portfolio of Qatari owners. This obviously does not concern the amount of transfers but also the salaries paid to the players. At least that is what can be deduced from the latest information in the Neymar file by the editor-in-chief of the German newspaper Bild.

According to the latter, FC Barcelona has indeed explained to PSG that he was ready to give him three players among the following four, in order to recover Neymar this summer: Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo . The goal of Barça is simple: he must degrease his offensive sector in case of return of Neymar, which would be added to the recruitment of Antoine Griezmann, and it would allow him not to sign a new check, after the € 120 million that go to be dropped for the French international.

No economic interest

But here, while this solution could pack more than one club, the PSG would not be seduced by this assumption. Not interested at all. Notably because of the salary investment this represents since the salaries of these three players, once added, would ultimately be higher than the one paid to Neymar. Not really economical therefore, while the PSG had to amortize the cost of the Brazilian every year. At least, with the worldwide renown of Neymar, it was easier to recover some of the money through marketing …

Therefore, the economic interest seems to be zero for the PSG. For the athlete, that’s another question. Thomas Tuchel is a fan of Ousmane Dembélé, whom he coached at Borussia Dortmund and with whom the current was going well. But what about Coutinho, Umtiti or Semedo? Finally, and this is not the least, these players are not especially in a hurry to leave the cocoon of Barcelona. Umtiti and Dembélé do not want to leave, Coutinho could do it, while Semedo arouses the interest of many other clubs.

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