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Inactivity Linked To More Deaths Than Obesity

There's been a fast growing body of evidence in the last several years that lack of exercise - or sedentariness - is a major risk factor in health. It's been linked to heart disease, cancer, and to an early death.

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Dr. Barry Sears

Exercise reduces insulin resistance.  Lack of exercise increases insulin resistance.  Sitting in a chair all day speeds the process up.  Studies have consistently demonstrated that actively exercising obese individuals maintains low all-cause mortality.

 

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