Sitting May Increase Heart Attack Risk For Women

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Do you sit most of the day? It is probably not a good idea. You need to get up and around.

According to Harvard scientists, women who sat for 10 or more hours during the day had a greater chance of heart attack or stroke, especially if they were also overweight or over the age of 70.

Compared to very active women who sat for 5 or less hours per day, the sedentary women were at 63% greater risk for heart disease.

There were over 70,000 women in the study, which was designed to review a large number of health and lifestyle issues.

More from Dr. Brian McDonough
Comments

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Philly

2016 Guide To Holiday Mall Hours
Best East Coast Destinations To See Fall Foliage

Listen Live