Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 21 August 2017 What can older women do to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease? What can older women do to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease? Start by taking brisk walks, say Swedish scientists. Working with 120 women over the age of 65, they found that just ten minutes of moderate physical exercise per day can make a significant difference in counteracting the negative effects a sedentary lifestyle has on the risk of cardiovascular disease. "We are not talking slow everyday pace, but at least one brisk walk or other physical activity requiring some exertion," notes Andreas Nilsson, one of the researchers. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical New test may soon be available for diagnosing TB in kids Medical What happens to my body during an allergic reaction? Fitness The fastest way to build cycling endurance Fitness 30-minute weight-loss workouts for runners Medical Selective hearing: how humans focus on what they want to hear Medical 5 ways to boost your immune system in summer From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.