Tag: sedentary lifestyle effects

Americans More Sedentary Than Ever

A new government study says that Americans are more sedentary than ever and that includes people who exercise regularly. Americans, on average, take 5,117 steps a day, far short of the averages in western Australia (9,695 steps), Switzerland (9,650 steps) and Japan (7,168 steps). The American Heart Association recommends 10,000...

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Should Sedentary Lifestyle Be Considered a Medical Condition?

A sedentary lifestyle is a common cause of obesity, and excessive body weight and fat in turn are considered catalysts for diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other serious health problems. But should lack of exercise itself be treated as a medical condition? Mayo Clinic physiologist Michael Joyner, M.D.,...

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