🍎 Today’s Health Question ~ Is Not Exercising as Bad for You as Smoking?

Smoking & Not Exercising are Both Equally Bad for Your Health

“We all know that staying active is key to a healthy lifestyle, but recent studies have shown just how important it is. “When compared with the lowest [athletic] performers, elite performance was associated with an 80 percent reduction in mortality risk,” reads a 2018 study published in the journal JAMA Network Open. “In addition, the adjusted mortality risk of reduced performance was comparable to, if not significantly greater than, traditional clinical risk factors, such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, and smoking.”


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