• Americans Faces Fitness Paradox

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    If your are fat and you exercise, it does not mean your are healthy. You want to know why? Read and reflect to how you are doing with your fitness and health.

    The United States faces a fitness paradox right now. If people are exercising more, as they claim to be, then why is it not doing anything for their waistlines? Obesity continues to affect one-third of Americans, despite increased levels of exercise.

    In order to find out how much Americans are exercising, the University of Washington conducted a study based on thousands of responses collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of women who exercise ‘sufficiently’ rose from 50.7 percent in 2001 to 59.2 percent in 2011. For men, it rose from 59.4 percent to 61.3 percent. And yet, for every percentage point increase in exercise, there was only a 0.11 percent lower likelihood of obesity, and obesity rates overall have risen during the decade of study. Clearly something isn’t adding up.

    Perhaps the problem lies in the definition of ‘sufficient exercise.’ The study stated that “150 minutes of moderate activity per week …

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