Burden of Disease

Sedentary lifestyles are associated with increased risks of chronic diseases, including CHD, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis, and increased physical activity can reduce those risks (USDHHS, 2000). Despite the well-established benefits of exercise, only about 20% of adults achieved the recommended Healthy People 2010 level of moderate exercise: 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week; only 15% achieved a vigorous level of physical activity for 20 minutes on 3 days of the week (Eden et al., 2002).

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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