Wednesday, May 13, 2009

22-Year Study Finds Canadians ‘Inactive’

“After following a group of more than 800 healthy Canadians between 1981 and 2003, the researchers found that almost 56% were consistently inactive and only 12% of participants remained active over the two decades. ‘Women and older participants, compared to men or their younger peers, were less likely to follow a consistently active lifestyle,’ lead author and University of Montreal professor Tracie Barnett says. Among participants active at the beginning of the study, those with less education and lower household income were also less likely to be active, compared to participants with university education and a higher family income, Ms. Barnett said.

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