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Exercise: 50-60% of People Put Their Life at Risk by Avoiding This. Do You?

Exercise: 50-60% of People Put Their Life at Risk by Avoiding This. Do You?

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  • Over 50 percent of American men, and 60 percent of American women, never engage in any vigorous physical activity lasting more than 10 minutes per week
  • Only 25 percent of women and 31 percent of men engage in vigorous exercise at least three times per week
  • Numerous studies have demonstrated the ill effects of living a sedentary life. The more time you spend sitting, the higher your risk of dying from all causes
  • Exercise reduces your insulin levels and discourages telomere shortening—both of which have profound beneficial impacts on your health and longevity

By Dr. Mercola

A report summarizing data from the 2009 National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides national estimates for a broad range of health measures for the U.S. population.


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