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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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