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August 29, 2012
More adults are walking; are your employees?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 62 percent of adults say they walked at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week in 2010. That compares to 56 percent in 2005.

However, less than half (48 percent) of all adults get enough physical activity to actually improve their health. Current guidelines recommend at least 2.5 hours per week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity such as brisk walking. The activity should be done for at least 10 minutes at a time.

CDC Director Dr. Tomas R. Frieden says, “People who are physically active live longer and are at lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.”

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