Monday, 16 February 2009

Change not as good as a rest - at least for your heart

Sometimes change is good - but not it seems when it comes to heart health and women.

Latest BHF-funded research shows that major life changes can affect the amount of physical activity women do.

Starting work, a change in relationship such as getting married and becoming a parent all saw women doing less physical activity according to a team of researchers from the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Steve Allender study author from the University of Oxford said: “It is clear that these key life changes affect the amount of physical activity undertaken by women. A decrease in physical activity can contribute to obesity, hypertension, diabetes, back pain, poor joint mobility and psychosocial problems. The effects on our health must not be underestimated."

You can find out more about heart disease and women on our website.

Plus information on how to get active.

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