It takes a lot to shock me, but I can’t deny I was literally taken aback yesterday to read that in a recent survey (conducted by Damart and Heart Research UK), 90% of women do not reach the recommended level of exercise each week. So only 1 in 10 females here in the UK are moving their body for the recommended 30 minutes per day, every day. I was shocked and to be honest saddened at this cold, hard truth – even more so when I read on to see than 8 out of 10 cases of coronary heart disease are preventable by avoiding smoking, an unhealthy diet, and a lack of daily exercise. In an age where exercise options have never been greater, nor healthy food more widely available, how can this have happened? In an effort to try to inspire women to get more active and help to change this shocking statistic, here are my top tips for females everywhere to boost not only their overall health, but specifically their heart health.
Photography by Anna Rachel.