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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Sunday, October 10, 2004
STATS TO GET YOU MOVING
(Source: International journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activitiy, Archieves of American Medicine, The American Diabetes Association,The Journal Of Amercian Medical Association, JoAnn Manson,MD)


WHY HAS THE RATE OF DIABETES skyrocketed? Overloaded lived, overburdened dinner plates, and underused sneakers,, If you ask me. The numbers bear it out.


1, 2 and 4

Rank of sleeping, driving a car,
watching television among ways
Americans expend energy.


2 hours and 50 minutes

Amount of time Americans
spend watching TV or movies
every day.


101 minutes

Amount of time Americans
spend in their cars daily.


19 minutes

Amount of time per day
that Americans devote to leisure-
time physical activity.


Nearly one third

Approximate number of American
adults who don't engage in any
leisure-time physical activity at all.


500,000

Approximate number of women in the US who are
diagnosed with diabetes each year.


50 Percent

Decrease in risk among women
who maintain a healthy weight
and walk briskly for half an hour
a day, 5 days a week.


10,000

Number of steps
you should take each day.


20 Bucks

Approximate costs of a reliable pedometer
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