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Physical Inactivity Costs Global Economy $67 Billion Each Year

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  • Exercise is one of the best “preventive drugs” for many common ailments, from psychiatric disorders to heart disease, diabetes and cancer
  • Data from 1 million individuals reveal inactivity has a global price tag of $67.5 billion annually. Of this amount, more than $32 billion is paid by the public sector and nearly $10 billion by individual households
  • Getting people to exercise for one hour per day could eliminate a majority of these healthcare and lost productivity costs

By Dr. Mercola

Modern fitness research offers many potent reminders that physical activity is one of the best "preventive drugs" for many common ailments, from psychiatric disorders to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.


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