A new study in Circulation indicates that light exercise can help prevent atrial fibrillation in older people, reducing the risk 22 to 44 percent.
That sounds great, but is exercise right for everyone, especially elderly? Probably not, especially if we already have atrial fibrillation. Exercise brings on atrial fibrillation in some people; it stops atrial fibrillation in others.
While exercise may be safe for most people, it’s probably wise to pay attention to your atrial fibrillation triggers in case it works differently for you.