PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER WOMEN DIRECTLY RELATED TO LONGER LIFESPAN: STUDY

Nov 07, 2017

By Jane Brown

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Just how much exercise do Zoomer women need to stave off risks such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes?

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.

No relationship with premature mortality was found in the low physical activity and sedentary activity groups.

You can read about the research in Circulation.

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