Physical inactivity kills as many people as smoking

If ever you needed a shock to the system to make you get off your backside and into a pair of trainers, this is it: Lack of physical activity kills roughly as many people as smoking. That is the shocking message from a series of scientific papers.

The papers suggest that more than 5.3 million deaths would be avoided each year if all inactive people exercised, about the same toll as the 5 million deaths annually from smoking.

The deaths could have been avoided if people reached a weekly target of 150 minutes or more of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking. Learn more here.

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