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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Just how much of a couch potato are Americans?

2-14-13: In prepping for a presentation, was just getting some of the latest data for just how sedentary Americans are. Here are some stats:

26% of Americans get NO physical activity or exercise! (Source: America's Health Rankings 2012)
53% do not meet the minimum federal recommendations for cardiovascular activity
76%  do not meet the minimum fed recommendations for strength training
79.6% do not meet BOTH recommendations! (Source: CDC 2010 Fast Stats)

Thx to technology (which I love), and our lifestyle, hypokinetic disease is literally killing us. Are you a part of these percentages? I hope not! If you are, then do something about it! Contact me if you need help getting started.

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