Inactivity costs us $6.8-billion a year. (You thought love handles were bad)
Carly Weeks. The Globe and Mail,Published Wednesday, Jun. 06 2012, 7:03 PM EDT
You lace up your running shoes and stagger around your neighbourhood
once or twice a week. Or perhaps you absentmindedly lift weights at the
gym while watching sports highlights on TV. Or maybe you walk to work
every so often. You must be physically active, right? ..... Prof. Ian Janssen, SKHS faculty member, said that seven chronic diseases are consistently linked
to physical activity levels: coronary artery disease, stroke,
hypertension, colon cancer, breast cancer, Type 2 diabetes and
osteoporosis. The study found that 15 to 39 per cent of such cases in
Canada were directly linked to inactivity. (Read entire store here)
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