Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > 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: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men Medical 7 celebs with rare diseases Lifestyle ‘I slept on a yoga mat for 7 days – here’s what happened to my body’ From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.