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Inactivity as Deadly as Cigarettes

Inactivity may cause 5.3 million global deaths annually.

The burden of physical inactivity on global mortality is equal to that of smoking cigarattes. Havard researchers have calculated that 5.3 million global deaths can be attributed to inactivity, which is very similar to the 5 million attributed to cigarete smoking. Physical inactivity was defined as less than the World Health Organization's recommendation of 150 minutes per week of moderate activity--such as brisk walking.

PositiveTip: Get out today--and everyday--for at least 30 minutes of walking.