Women with cardiovascular conditions are doing less exercise
A new study from the U.S using data from more than 19 million women with established cardiovascular conditions including heart failure, stroke and peripheral artery disease found that more than half were not meeting current guidelines for physical activity. Researchers also found that the numbers had greatly increased over the last decade.
Study author Victor Okunrintemi, M.D, M.P.H said “Physical activity is a known, cost effective prevention strategy for women with and without cardiovascular diseases and our study shows worsening health and financial trends over time among women with cardiovascular disease who don’t get enough physical activity, we have more reason than ever to encourage women with cardiovascular disease to move more.”
The researchers found that women aged between 40-64 were the fastest growing group not getting enough physical activity with 53% not doing enough in 2006-2007 and 60% not doing enough in 2014-2015.
NOTE: The study was supported by the Blumenthal Scholars Fund for Preventative Cardiology Research at Johns Hopkins University.