Inactive Women at Risk

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Findings from the Women’s Health Initiative Study reveals that a mostly sedentary lifestyle, despite habitual exercise, leads to major health risk and contributes to early mortality in women.

    New information from the Women’s Health Initiative Study reveals that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to major health problems.  The study of 93,000 postmenopausal American women found that those with the most waking sedentary time died earlier than the least inactive group of participants despite any other factors.  And think if you getting in that hour at the gym even though your sit around on your tukus the rest of the day you’re safe?  Think again.  Those who did habitual exercise but still had large amounts of inactivity saw no risk difference.  A woman with over 11 hours of inactivity per day had a 12% increased risk of untimely death compared to those who had four or less sedentary hours.  So to my young ladies, take heed.  Researchers suggest adopting “small changes that make a difference.”