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Risk of premature death five times higher for sedentary people, study finds
WOODINVILLE, Wash. - We all know exercise is good for your health, but a new study in the journal JAMA showed not exercising is worse for health than smoking and diabetes. The researchers found being unfit should be considered as strong of a risk factor for mortality as hypertension and heart disease and revealed the risk for premature death for people who lead a sedentary lifestyle was five times higher than people who regularly incorporated rigorous exercise into their lives.