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American teenagers have as much physical activity, how many pensioners


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New study shows frightening results of physical activity of young Americans. It turned out that children in the US are too lethargic lifestyle, with the same amount of activity, and how many 60-year-old Americans.

Physical inactivity is a risk factor for many serious diseases. The fact that teenagers and young adult Americans don’t have as much physical exercise as necessary, concern of physicians.

The centers for control and disease prevention recommend that adults receive physical activity at least 2.5 hours a week. But only 1 out of 5 U.S. adults follow these recommendations. People who do not receive the necessary amount of exercise, more likely to die prematurely or develop a number of serious diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some forms of cancer.

Moreover, adults not getting enough exercise, but Teens are worse. Less than 3 of 10 high school students have less than 60 minutes of physical activity per week.

A team of researchers from the school of public health John Hopkins University Baltimore conducted a study on physical activity level in different age groups. In addition, the study examined the loads at different times of day and activity levels, as well as differences in physical exercises depending on sex. It turned out that women are less active than men, and adolescents are physically active at the level of the pensioners.

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