The land of the free and inactive? – exercise survey by the Center for Advancement of Health
A new survey by the Center for Advancement of Health shows that inactivity is rampant in the U.S. Approximately one-quarter of U.S. residents do not engage in any physical activity while three-quarters of the population fall far below the recommended 30 minutes a day/five days a week routine. The study also showed that adolescents and young adults are no longer engaging in active play: 50 percent of 12 to 21-year-olds do not engage in any vigorous activity! The center is lobbying doctors to make exercise part of the prescription for all patients to reduce the climbing rates of diabetes and heart disease nationwide. Inactivity raises the risk for these diseases as well as colon cancer, depression and anxiety.
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