Regular physical work reduces risk of fracture in older women
New Delhi : It's always good to keep your body moving. A new study has revealed that physically active older women pose low fracture risk.
The study that highlighted the results from comprehensive evaluation of physical activity and fracture incidence in postmenopausal women has been published in JAMA Network Open.
To ensure the results are accurate and have more relevance, the study was conducted on a sample of 77,000 women in the Women's Health Initiative, who were followed up over 14 years.
During the tenure of analysis, at least 33 per cent of the participants reported at least one fracture. Women who did the highest amount of physical activity which was approximately 35 minutes or more of daily recreational and household activities had an 18 per cent lower risk of hip fracture and 6 per cent lower risk of total fracture.
"Small activities like walking can also reduce the risk of fractures significantly, delaying the time course of natural death," Wactawski-Wende suggested.