Inactivity dwarfed by focus on obesity

Women who are keen to avoid heart disease should make physical activity a priority before focusing on losing weight, quitting smoking or getting their blood pressure down, an Australian study finds.

From the age of 30 onwards, physical inactivity exerts a greater impact on a woman’s lifetime risk of developing CVD than other well-known factors, the research published the British Journal of Sports Medicine showed.

The findings suggest that greater effort