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Sedentary Lifestyle (03-17-2004) 

Sedentary Lifestyle Equivalent to Smoking a Pack of Cigarettes per Day

Sedentary lifestyles are more detrimental than people think. In fact, exercise guru, Steve Blair equates sedentary lifestyles to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day!

As a result, regular physical activity, fitness, and exercise are critically important for the health and well being of people of all ages.

Research has demonstrated that virtually all individuals can benefit from regular physical activity, whether they participate in vigorous exercise or some type of moderate health-enhancing physical activity.

Even among frail and very old adults, mobility and function can be improved through physical activity.

To learn more about this report click below:
http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/physicalactivity/