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Get Active!

By Tawnya Manion | April 25, 2013

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Despite the well-established fact that regular participation in moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of developing a variety of illnesses and trim the waistline, most Americans remain seated an average of 7 hours a day. Inactivity can lead to such deadly ailments has diabetes, heart disease and obesity. According to James A. Levine, Md.D., PhD. of the Mayo Clinic, “Our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and the cascade of health ills that come from what scientist have named the sitting disease.” He goes on to say, “Every two hours spent sitting reduces blood flow and lowers blood sugar, increasing the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease”. To not fall victim to the “sitting disease”, add the following tips to your daily routine. Read More

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