No daily exercise for most Americans
A new study has revealed that some kind of vigorous physical activity is followed by only about 5 per cent of American adults.
Nearly 80,000 participants, aged 20 and older, were surveyed from 2003 to 2008 about what they did in the preceding 24 hours.
Eating and drinking, watching television, dressing and grooming and driving was reported by about 95.6 per cent people.
Lead investigator Catrine Tudor-Locke, director of the Walking Behavior Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., and colleagues found that food and drink preparations were the most frequently reported moderate activities and 10.6 per cent people admitted that they did lawn, garden and houseplant care.
Indulging into a vigorous physical exercising routing only five per cent people admitted participation including 2.2 per cent using cardiovascular exercise equipment and 1.1 per cent running.
Authors said, "On any given day, most U. S. adults reported performing predominantly sedentary and light activities. The greatest prevalence for reported moderate activities was food and drink preparation for both men.”
It should be however noted that obesity graph in America is on a rise and so are obesity related diseases.
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