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Majority of Women with Cardiovascular Disease Not Exercising Enough


Exercising regularly is very important when you have cardiovascular disease. It may make your heart muscle stronger, improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and help control blood sugar levels. According to a new study, approximately 61% of women in the United States who have cardiovascular disease are not meeting the American Heart Association’s physical activity guidelines.





For their study, the researchers used data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which included approximately 18,027 women with cardiovascular disease. The participants completed a self-reported questionnaire two times; once in 2006 and again in 2015. Adequate physical activity levels were defined as spending half an hour or more in moderate to vigorous activity, at least five times per week, per the American Heart Association’s physical activity guidelines.





The researchers found that, in 2006, 58% of women with cardiovascular disease said they were not meeting the physical activity guidelines.  That number rose to 61% in 2015. Women between the ages of 40 and 64 were the fastest growing age group to report not getting enough physical activity. In addition, Hispanic and African American women were more likely to not get enough exercise.





The study was conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine. It was published on April 12, 2019 in journal JAMA Network Open.


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