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The Call for a Physical Activity Vital Sign in Clinical Practice

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common shared occupational health risk is sedentary behavior. Physical inactivity increases the relative risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, hypertension, and osteoporosis by 45%, 60%, 30%, and 59%, respectively. Epidemiologic data suggest that physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk of 25 chronic diseases. Because approximately 90% […]

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Less Exercise, Not More Calories, Responsible for Expanding Waistlines

Less Exercise, Not More Calories, Responsible for Expanding Waistlines Lack of Leisure-Time Physical Activity Linked to Increased Obesity, Particularly in Young Women, Reports The American Journal of Medicine Philadelphia, PA, July 7, 2014 – Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis […]

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