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Exercise and Good Health

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Did you know:

  • an estimated 64 percent of adults are either overweight or obese
  • an estimated 60 percent of adults are not regularly physically active
  • an estimated 25 percent of all adults are not active at all
  • an estimated 15 percent of children and adolescents are overweight
  • an estimated 50 percent of adolescents and young adults are not vigorously active on a regular basis?

Did you know physical activity reduces:

  • the risk of overweight and obesity
  • the risk of premature death
  • the risk of coronary heart disease
  • the risk of hypertension
  • the risk of colon cancer
  • the risk of diabetes mellitus?

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