An Obesity And A Little Exercise – Part 1 of 3
An Obesity And A Little Exercise. Being stationary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests. However, even a little exercise – a bracing 20-minute walk each day, for example – is enough to reduce the risk of an early death by as much as 30 percent, the British researchers added. “Efforts to encourage small increases in physical job in inactive individuals likely have significant health benefits,” said lead author Ulf Ekelund, a senior investigator scientist in the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. The jeopardy reduction was seen in normal weight, overweight and obese people.
And “We estimated that eradicating physical inactivity in the population would reduce the number of deaths twice as much as if obesity was eradicated. From a patent health perspective, it is as important to increase levels of physical activity as it is to reduce the levels of obesity – maybe even more so. The report was published Jan 14, 2015 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “The word from this study is clear and simple – for any given body weight, going from inactive to active can substantially reduce the risk of premature death,” said Dr David Katz, administrator of the Yale University Prevention Research Center.