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What We Know And What We Need To Know

What we do know is sedentary behavior is a completely preventable cause of death.  We also know that physical activity can help prevent several other kinds of illness, but what don’t we know?  What do we need to find out?  The American Heart Association published a study that focuses on those questions when it comes to nutrition, physical activity, and your metabolism.  Click on the image to view the full report.

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Should You Be Assessing Physical Activity At Every Appointment?

The importance of physical activity to health and wellness is undeniable. There is an obvious relationship between physical activity and health—those who stay active and fit tend to live longer, healthier lives.  Those who are unfit and sedentary develop chronic diseases prematurely and die at a younger age.  This association between activity level and health status exists in various major subgroups of the population. It doesn’t matter whether you study men or women, various ethnic groups, diverse nations, children or the elderly, the results are always the same: people who are active and fit live longer, healthier lives.

Assessing physical activity levels at every clinical consult

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