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Inactivity in women over 30 greater health risk than smoking

t’s not what size your body is but what you do with it’- Lack of exercise overtakes obesity and smoking in biggest risk factor for heart disease in women over 30. This has been reported in an Australian study recently released. The study looked at the data on heart disease risk and what conditions contributed to risk throughout different ages and population groups. Previous research had resulted in the knowledge that high body weight, smoking, high blood pressure and physical inactivity are all risk factors for heart disease. This study specifically looked at how these risk factors changed over the lifespan of Australian women. The researchers from the Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health at the University of Queensland followed the health of more than 30,000 women born in the 1920s,1940s and 1970s. Read More