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Moving the Country Toward Prevention and Wellness

As most people believe, wellness and prevention are important ingredients to addressing long term health care costs… It appears we have a very long way to go.

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Lack of Exercise

Only 13.1% of men and 9.8% of women engage in 10 minutes or more of vigorous leisure-time physical activity five or more times a week.

  Male Female Total
Never 56.0% 66.3% 61.3%
<1 time per week 3.5% 2.2% 2.8%
1-2 times per week 13.6% 9.7% 11.6%
3-4 times per week 13.9% 11.9% 12.9%
5+ times per week 13.1% 9.8% 11.4%

Source: CDC, National Health Interview Survey, 2007

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September 21, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare, Prevention and Wellness | , , ,

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