As the 2016 Summer Olympics continue in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles are on the rise here at home. A study published in The Lancet last month continues a series of studies, begun in the journal in 2012, on physical inactivity and its links to risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Findings from this research have concluded that illnesses associated with physical inactivity are the cause of more than five million deaths per year.
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