The lack of physical activity in the United States is increasing in adults and accounts for about 10% premature deaths, according to "Physical Activity Guide for Americans", published on Wednesday in the Jama magazine.
The analysis indicated that one in four adults in the country was sedentary for more than eight hours a day and four in ten intense physical activity do not perform or perform a moderate or energetic exercise during the week.
The guide recommends that adults perform at least 150 to 300 minutes per week of moderate intense physical activity, or 75 to 150 minutes per week of intense aerobic exercise.
According to the analysis, the cost of "inadequate" physical activity is 117,000 million dollars a year in that country.
Among the 5,900 adults interviewed for the analysis, one in ten people reported for more than eight hours a day and did not do any type of exercise.
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"About 80% of adults and young people in the United States are not active enough," the report highlights.
He emphasized that physical activity "stimulates normal growth and development and can make people feel, act and sleep better."
In addition, it improves the quality of bone and weight for children between 3 and 5 years old and the development of cognitive ability for those between 6 and 13 years of age.
It also contributes to the reduction of metastasis of cancer cells, reducing falls that cause incapacity for older adults and reduces the risk of deaths in people with various chronic conditions.
The authors of the report, Katrina Piercy and Richard Troiano, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) experts noted that these guidelines work as their announcement today.
Therefore, children between 3 and 5 years old should have physical activity throughout the day to improve their growth and development, while those between 6 and 17 "perform 60 minutes or more moderate to active physical activity every day. "
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It is also recommended to perform muscles extending "two days or more a week".
Moderate intensive aerobic exercises are recommended for pregnant women and those in post-du for a minimum of 150 minutes a week.
For the elderly, the guide requires physical activity that includes "balance training as well as aerobics and muscle stretching activities"