If a person does not get enough exercise then that person will be more likely to have a variety of health problems including obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, poor mental health such as depression and cancers according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CBS News reports that studies have shown that physical inactivity alone kills more than 5 million people each year, which is more people than those killed by smoking alone.
The risk is not just in adults, however, as young children have been known to develop problems such as childhood obesity and severe health conditions despite their young age according to WebMD. Researchers recommend that both children and adults find ways to add more exercise to their daily schedule.
In 2013, the CDC found that 80 percent of American adults did not get the appropriate amount of exercise in their day-to-day lives. It is recommended that adults get 2 1/2 hours of moderate intensity exercise each week that is cardio or aerobic based. It is also recommended that adults get an additional 15 minutes of activity at a high intensity as well as perform strength and weight training activities. The study also found that the body mass index, or BMI, of each person affected the amount of exercise they performed with those with the lower BMI numbers exercising more often.Learn More
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