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Physical activity and health in mid-age and older women

17 Nov 2008
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This report finds that between 2001 and 2004, the percentage of mid-age women doing 30 minutes of physical activity on most days rose from 45 to 54 per cent. This was primarily attributed to walking. The benefits of physical activity can include the prevention of cardiovascular disease, some cancers, diabetes, mental health and musculoskeletal problems.

The findings presented in parts three and four of this report are based on data from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health.

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2008
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