The National Institutes of Health has found that long periods of sedentary behavior among older women translates into a greater cardiovascular risk. Being less sedentary for one hour per day translates into a 26% reduction in heart disease and a 12% lower overall risk of cardiovascular disease. Osteopathic physicians should encourage older women (60+) to get up off the couch and move more. Any activity is beneficial. For more go to the press release.