It is no secret that exercise keeps our body healthy, especially as we age. Small things such as walking around the neighborhood, taking the stairs, and playing with your children after work can have a great effect on the body. Research now shows that with just two hours of walking a week the link between age and hearing loss in woman could decline. This is one easy and simple way to prevent hearing loss from taking away your ability to hearing the things that are important.
The study was recently published in the American Journal of Medicine and featured the findings from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The study looked at over 68,000 women from the years of 1989-2009. The first part of the study was to compile every single womans BMI, physical activity, waist circumference, and self reported hearing loss. Researchers found that women with a BMO of 40+ had a 25% risk of hearing loss and women with a BMI of 30-34 had a 17% risk of hearing loss when compared to women with a BMI of 25 and under. Researchers then found out that walking for even just a mere two hours a week could reduce a woman’s chance of suffering from hearing loss by 15% compared to women who only walked under a hour a week. While doctors say that you should walk over 2 hours a week, this is a good place to start and to stay at even when the week gets busy. Aging does not have to take your hearing from you, as shown in this study it can be prevented. Take advantage of the beautiful San Diego area and spend a little bit more time exploring!
Keeping your ears healthy is a needed part of life. At North County Audiology, we offer hearing exams in San Diego, CA. Having your hearing tested is key to early detection of hearing loss and for the best treatment possible if you suffer from a hearing impairment. To learn more about the hearing aids at North County Audiology of California, contact us today!