Thirty minutes a day
Being physically active is one of the most important steps Americans of all ages can take to improve their health.
However, Americans are becoming increasingly inactive, which is taking a dangerous toll not only on our health, but in our healthcare costs.
Ponder these statistics-
Five percent of the population accounts for almost half(49%) of total health care expenses.
The 15 most expensive health conditions account for 44% of total health care expenses.
According to the Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseases- 45% of the total U.S. population has at least one chronic disease.
The U.S Medical system spends almost twice as much treating preventable health conditions caused by obesity than it does on cancer, according to U.S. Health Secretary Kathllen Sebelius.
June is National Employee Wellness Month- Lets all make it a point to get off the couch! Thirty minutes a day can really make a difference!