Here are some startling facts from a recent national magazine article.
Research has found the lack of physical activity to be a direct cause of numerous harmful diseases.
Poor diet and physical inactivity is second only to smoking in lifestyle factors contributing to the nation's top killers, including coronary artery disease.
People who don't exercise have an almost 60% greater risk of developing osteoporosis than those who are active.
Colon cancer is about 40% more likely to occur in a person who does not exercise than in someone who is active
In studies of women already being treated for breast cancer, moderate activity cut rates of recurrence and death in half.
Over 60 million people in America are overweight. This greatly increase the likelihood of developing diabetes, cad, high blood pressure, strokes, breast cancer, colon cancer and osteoporosis.
Only 31.3% of people age 18 and older in the United States engage in any regular leisure-time physical activity.
50 million people in America have high blood pressure