Friday, 20 July 2012

Coronary Heart Disease-Physical Inactivity-Moderate Exercise-Lack Of Exercise-Type 2 Diabetes

Physical Inactivity May Cause As Many Deaths As Smoking

People failing to exercise may be responsible for as many global deaths as smoking, according to a new study. Individuals not spending at least 150 minutes a week doing moderate exercise (walking for 30 minutes 5 times a week), is causing from approximately 6% to 10% of deaths in four serious non-communicable diseases: coronary heart disease (CHD), type 2 diabetes, and colon and breast cancer worldwide. In 2008, this lack of exercise was responsible for the deaths of 5.3 million of the 57 million lives that were taken that year globally... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today) read more..

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