Inactivity Is ‘The Single Greatest Risk Factor for Heart Disease’ in Women Over 30

TrekDesk continues its campaign to change the sedentary lifestyle progression in America. A new study helps spread its message.

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We live in a society that is obsessed with body image and BMI statistics yet the most important number to overall daily health is rarely measured or even talked about during physical exams and that is activity levels.

(PRWEB) June 27, 2014

Ask anyone over the age of 30 what the single greatest risk factor is for developing heart disease and there will be a litany of answers ranging from smoking to obesity. Often the correct response goes unmentioned or worse unheeded; even in a majority of doctor’s offices. A new study out of Australia published in the The British Journal of Sports Medicine should help shed some light on the culprit: Sedentary Lifestyles. TrekDesk treadmill desk’s Movement Revolution aims to reverse the misinformation and spread the word.

The study out of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health, School of Human Movement Studies found that physical inactivity was the greatest contributor to heart disease in women over the age of 30. The also found that the importance of the most often recognized risk factors such as obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure varied with age. While inactivity was the greatest risk for women over the age of 30, smoking was the greatest risk factor for women under the age of 30.

The differences seemed more striking as women aged. For example women in their 70’s lowered their risk of heart disease more than 3x if they remained physically active versus smoking cessation. The study followed 32,154 Australian women contributing to the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

“We live in a society that is obsessed with body image and BMI statistics yet the most important number to overall daily health is rarely measured or even talked about during physical exams and that is activity levels,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. “We need greater focus and innovation placed on changing the increasing sedentary infrastructure that surrounds us. That won’t happen until we acknowledge that inactivity is our greatest health challenge today.”

Designed to fit any existing treadmill TrekDesk treadmill desk is an affordable, full sized, height adjustable workstation that allows individuals the opportunity to gain the necessary amount of daily exercise to lose weight, maintain health, reduce stress, prevent disease, strengthen muscles, boost mood and productivity, without requiring additional time during the day or extra motivation.

Join the TrekDesk “Movement Revolution” to learn more, spread the gospel regarding movement, or win a free TrekDesk http://www.facebook.com/trekdesk, or follow TrekDesk on twitter http://www.twitter.com/trekdesk. TrekDesk treadmill desk is currently available for sale online at http://www.trekdesk.com.


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