Saturday, January 17, 2015

Campaigners call for cycling cash as study finds inactivity twice as deadly as obesity

New research reveals that inactivity is responsible for the deaths of twice as many people in Europe than obesity is. The study of 334,161 people, conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge, found that inactivity causes 676,000 deaths a year, while obesity contributes to approximately 337,000 deaths, reports BBC News.

The findings have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, along with the recommendation that 20 minutes’ exercise a day such as a brisk walk would bring big benefits to people’s health. Read more.

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