By Ken Reed

Leading a sedentary lifestyle is equivalent to having a major disease

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The United States is considered a sports mad country. But the reality is that Americans enjoy watching sports, reading about them and talking about them. When it comes to the actual sweating part of sports – you know, participating – we’d rather sit on our couches, remote control in hand.

As a whole, the United States is a sedentary country. A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June said only 23 per cent of Americans are getting enough exercise.

And that’s killing us. It’s called sedentary death syndrome.

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