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Lack of Exercise Costs World $67.5B and 5 Million Lives a Year

A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare and productivity losses, but an hour a day of exercise could eliminate most of that. Sedentary lifestyles are linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers found, but activity — such as brisk walking — could counter the higher likelihood of early death linked with sitting for eight or more hours a day. Such inactivity is...

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