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Married Women With Children Get Less Physical Activity

Posted Aug 29 2009 12:00am

Do you think of yourself as a priority in your own life? The answer is probably not if you are married and/or have a family. A recent Australian study found that physical activity changes through the lifecycle. Women who were married and had children had lower levels of physical activity. Data from over 40,000 showed self-priority was decreased in those with children. On the other hand, researchers found, activity levels often increased in women who had grown children, were retired or widowed. Experts are suggesting it is critical to balance physical activity throughout the life especially for those who are overweight or obese, with heart disease or diabetes to properly manage those conditions. In addition physical activity can help reduce the acute and chronic stress that we perceive. It will also help you feel better and burn those calories.

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