Did you know that 92% of adolescents and 95% of adults in the US do NOT meet minimum guidelines for activity? Studies suggest that physical activity reduces the risk of nearly three dozen harmful conditions and life-threatening diseases! In fact, even in the 5th century, famous Greek phusician Hippocrates observed, “All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in labors to which eash is accustomed, become therey healthy and well developed and age slowly; but if they are unused and left idle, they become laible to disease, defective in growth, and age quickly (Kokkinos & Myers 2010). Scientists have proven Hippocrates right time and time again for the last 1500 years.
Check out this list of health problems that exercise and regular physical activity can help prevent:
Maybe a list of consequences of Physical Inactivity would motivate you more?
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