Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Americans Exercise, But They Are Still Obese

“A survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday finds obesity rates were frozen last year at around 28 percent of adults compared to 2008. But 34.7 percent claimed in 2009 they engage in regular leisure physical activity, up from 31.9 percent in 2008. Health experts and the U.S. government both recommend getting daily exercise -- about an hour a day of moderate exercise for most adults -- to keep weight off and prevent heart disease, diabetes and cancer. ome other facts from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics:...

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