No exercise is worse for you than high blood pressure or high cholesterol

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An inactive lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure

If you needed more reasons to get off your butt and get exercising, here it is. According to a new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a sedentary lifestyle has an impact on risk of death that is second only to smoking.

"Low physical capacity is a greater risk for death than high blood pressure or high cholesterol"

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“Low physical capacity is a greater risk for death than high blood pressure or high cholesterol,” said lead author Dr. Per Ladenvall of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The study took into account data gathered from a sample of 792 men born in 1913. In 1967, the men were asked to do an exercise test that measure their aerobic capacity. The men were then followed up until 2012, at the age of 100 years. Data on deaths were taken into account as well.

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