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Do You Exercise Enough to Protect Your Health?

Benefits of Exercise

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  • According to a recent Gallup poll, adults in Vermont are the most frequent exercisers, which 65 percent of responders saying they get at least 30 minutes’ worth of exercise three times per week
  • Delaware, West Virginia, Alabama, and New Jersey have the highest rates of couch potatoes. Here, only about 46-47 percent of adults get at least 1.5 hours of exercise each week
  • Exercise can help prevent obesity, diabetes, and strokes, just to name a few. It also helps reduce stress and lowering your blood pressure
  • According to a recent Flu Survey, exercising vigorously for at least two and a half hours each week could prevent 100 cases of flu per 1,000 people each year

By Dr. Mercola

Do you get at least 30 minutes' worth of exercise three days a week? According to Gallup's annual Well-Being survey, most Americans fall short of this fitness goal.


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