Wednesday, 24 April 2019
43 million US women have heart disease - more than HALF of them do not do exercise to offset the disease
More than half of all women with cardiovascular disease do not perform exercise and the number is growing, a new study says.
Researchers found 61% of the 43 million women with heart disease were not meeting the physical activity guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Additionally, healthcare costs were about $4,000 more for women who were not exercising compared to those who were.
Around one-third of the US female population has heart disease, and doctors say exercising could help strengthen the heart muscle and manage blood pressure and cholesterol levels.