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Q: Why does exercise always seem
to be recommended in programs to prevent heart disease?
Isn't watching your diet enough?
Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control
have recently stated that physical inactivity is the
one single factor that puts the greatest number of
Americans at risk for developing heart disease. In
fact, a sedentary person is almost twice as likely
to develop Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) as an active
one. The evidence indicates that encouraging programs
that increase the levels of physical activity in the
population at large may be the most effective way
of lowering the overall incidence of heart disease
in this country.
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