Get some exercise!

Physical inactivity has a number of costs

Americans are becoming more physically inactive, due to factors such as an increase in sedentary jobs—which have risen 83 percent since 1950—and increased availability of mass transportation, according to the American Heart Association. The results are disturbing: More people are overweight (68 percent of adults are overweight or obese), it has become more difficult to live an active lifestyle (Americans work at their increasingly sedentary jobs 164 more hours per year than they did 20 years ago), and people’s excess weight is costing businesses $225.8 billion annually in health-related productivity loss.