A new research has discovered that the ratio of women in USA with cardiovascular disease not exercising enough is at peak. Cardiovascular disease if the number one reason of death in women of USA.
The American Heart Association (AHA) calculated that each year this disease kills 400,000 women – roughly the same ratio of women dying from cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and diabetes all added together. When factors such as race are considered, the results are even more astounding. The commonness of heart disease in African American women is more than the white women. Even then, many incidents of cardiovascular disease can be avoided with a healthy lifestyle and beneficial choices, by incorporating exercise and having a well-balanced diet.
A new research that observers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD observed and discovered that more than half of the women with cardiovascular disease do not take exercise seriously and avoid it and it is increasing since a decade. The findings of the research can be seen in the Journal JAMA Network Open.
Exercise is vital for heart health
This research advises that a lost has to be done to enhance physical activity in women suffering from cardiovascular disease and would overall benefit from doing a lot of exercise – which makes sure they result in having optimal, heart health. This initiative would reduce healthcare costs linked with cardiovascular disorders.
“Physical activity is a known, cost-effective prevention strategy for women with and without cardiovascular disease, and our study shows worsening health and financial trends over time among women with cardiovascular disease who don’t get enough physical activity,” mentions Victor Okunrintemi, internal medicine resident at East Carolina University, and author on the study.
The AHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are seen to have likewise physical activity guidelines. They advise adults should at least take out 150 minutes and do moderate activity once a week or 30 to 75 minutes of robust activity per week. The new research also discovered that more than half of the women in USA with cardiovascular disease still do not try to incorporate exercise in their life.
Observing the changes in lifestyle from many years
The researchers collected data from a 2006–2015 questionnaire by the U.S. Agency for Health Care Research and Quality’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which contained that more than 18000 women of various races (non-Hispanic white, Asian, African, American and Hispanic) diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
The research team observed the answers collected in 2006-07 and then collated with results of 2014-15. It was known that the number of women with cardiovascular disease provided no interest to the guidelines they were given about physical exercise and it increased from 2006-15, rose from 58% to 62%. They also noticed changes in relation to age, race and socioeconomic factors.
Their results visualized that women from 40-64 years were not involved in any physical exercise. African American, Hispanic and those women who had low income and education were seen to not take exercise seriously.
Physical exercise impacts healthcare expenses
The research discovered that women who had cardiovascular disease and failed to exercises noticed a rise in healthcare expenses between 2006-07 and 2014-15. The cost was around $12700 in 2006-07 and $14800 in 2014-15. In contrast, women with cardiovascular disease who exercised well had only expenses of $8800 in 2006–2007 and $10,500 in 2014–2015.
The researchers demonstrated that this finding was not only on the cause/effect but it centralized in knowing the 10 year trends of physical activity in USA women and taking into consideration the factors such as age, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic factors.
“Many high-risk women need encouragement to get more physically active in hopes of living healthier lives while reducing their health care costs,” mentions Erin Michos, lead author of the study and associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The researchers ended with mentioning that the healthcare caretakers should motivate vulnerable groups such as elder women, women having low socioeconomic status and those coming from minority groups to take physical exercise seriously. There is also a requirement for further support of doctors to support the sufferers of heart diseases and make them involved in heart-healthy exercises and provide tips to make their activity tasks fun and easy going.