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Wednesday
Aug222012

Should Lack of Exercise be Treated as a Medical Condition?

Mayo Clinic physiologist Michael Joyner, M.D., argues that deconditioning should be treated as a medical condition, given that a sedentary lifestyle is a common cause of obesity, which is a significant risk factor for chronic disease. His commentary is published this month in The Journal of Physiology. (For those of you less inclined to read through heavy scientific jargon, a helpful recap can be found here). 

Back in June, IHRSA was featured on the Health and Human Services Department’s blog, Be Active Your Way, blogging about this same topic. Read, “A sedentary body is a sick body.

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