Hot Off The Presses: Get Moving!!!
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Results from the latest Women's Health Study published November 6, 2017.
First the disturbing news: Physical inactivity is estimated to cause as many deaths globally each year as smoking.
Now for the good news: Researchers used data on more than 17,000 older women to examine associations between total physical activity, moderate-to-vigorous activity, low intensity activity and sedentary behaviour with the risk of early death.
The researchers recorded activity levels using a newer and more sensitive meter which the women wore all day except when they were sleeping or engaged in water-based activities.
The authors of the study conclude that there was a decreased early death rate in patients who had more total physical activity, as well as in the group that had more moderate physical activity.
Really! What more do we need to hear to get us up off our couches and mvong!!!
You can read about the research in: circ.ahajournals.org/con