Inactivity Tops Women’s Cardiovascular Risk
Exercising 150 minutes per week could save thousands of lives!
A study of 32,154 women found that physical inactivity had the greatest impact on the lifetime risk of heart disease for women after the age of 30 when compared to excess weight, high blood pressure, and smoking. For those under the age of 30, smoking was the biggest contributor to heart disease. The authors estimated 2000 lives could be saved every year in Australia alone if every woman exercised moderately 150 minutes each week.
Ladies, keep moving everyday–and invite your husbands and kids to join you!
Fred Hardinge, DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.