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Physical inactivity kills 5 million a year: (Lancet)report
AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7-17-2012 | AFP

Posted on 07/18/2012 5:23:40 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

A third of the world's adults are physically inactive, and the couch potato lifestyle kills about five million people every year, experts said in the medical journal The Lancet on Wednesday.

"Roughly three of every 10 individuals aged 15 years or older -- about 1.5 billion people -- do not reach present physical activity recommendations," they said in a report that described the problem as a "pandemic."

The picture for adolescents is even more worrying, with four out of five 13- to 15-year-olds not moving enough, it said.

Physical inactivity was described for the study as failing to do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week, 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times a week, or a combination of the two.

Inactivity increases with age, is higher in women than in men, and more prevalent in high-income countries, the researchers found.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fakescience; junkscience
Just wait till gubbmint tax us for inactivity, and our own demise.
1 posted on 07/18/2012 5:23:47 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Someday the crisis-mongers will scare us into never dying.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 5:25:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

More absurdity!


3 posted on 07/18/2012 5:28:45 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Sir Napsalot

AFP, is that “America’s Funniest People”?


4 posted on 07/18/2012 5:29:05 AM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What? That's how Zombie Apocalypse started?
5 posted on 07/18/2012 5:31:26 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Just where in the hell and how in the hell did they get this information? Did they look for death certificates that listed the cause of death as inactivity?

Preposterous!! Where in the hell do they get the money for these ridiculous "studies"?

6 posted on 07/18/2012 5:32:29 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>> Someday the crisis-mongers will scare us into never dying.

I rofl’d


7 posted on 07/18/2012 5:39:13 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: laweeks

>> Where in the hell do they get the money for these ridiculous “studies”?

Good question! Let’s apply for a government grant to study it.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 5:40:38 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Just wait till gubbmint tax us for inactivity, and our own demise.

Exactly! The stage has been set. Over the last two years I have been exercising more and feel good. I have always had a good diet, but it wasn't enough. What my personal experience tells me is that exercise a much greater factor to health than diet. So we already know the government is willing to regulate, tax and ban foods. It is only a matter of time until the government decides to create a tax that requires one to join a fitness club. Then fining you for not buying a membership and penalizing your for not working out three times a week.

9 posted on 07/18/2012 5:43:00 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Sir Napsalot

>> Inactivity increases with age... and more prevalent in high-income countries

Now see right here is your answer: death panels to eliminate increased age and UN-managed income redistribution to thin out the inactivity in your high-income countries.

Barky... call your office.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 5:45:03 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Chief dick Justice
says that it’s perfectly constitutional
for the government to require you to exercise or pay a tax.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 5:45:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Remember, this is The Lancet, a far left publication that will do all it can to advance the statist line.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 5:47:00 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: laweeks

Because, right before everyone dies, there must have been ‘inactivity’ involved, no matter how brief or transient that moment be.

Ergo, physical inactivity kills 5 millions.

I wonder what death toll worldwide is like, why Lancet didn’t aim higher.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 5:47:42 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 11th Commandment

>> It is only a matter of time until the government decides to create a tax that requires one to join a fitness club. Then fining you for not buying a membership and penalizing your for not working out three times a week.

Now, add in (mandatory) bitchy queer personal trainer nazis (think Richard Simmons clones), and I think we just might have ourselves a glimpse of what Hell will be like for unbelievers.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 5:50:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Riiiiight.

Who didn’t see this coming .......


15 posted on 07/18/2012 5:53:26 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I agree, and its the fault of being computer addicted.

My puter time is a fraction of what it used to be, and will be much more less in the future.

Reality bites, it stings, its full of harsh sunlight and extreme weather. But its life.

Life on the internet is a land between reality and the unfettered subconscious of when we dream.


16 posted on 07/18/2012 5:53:49 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
The picture for adolescents is even more worrying, with four out of five 13- to 15-year-olds not moving enough, it said.

I was watching a football game one Sunday, yes, I was sitting, and one of those move 60 government ads came on. I was stuned when they referred to the "REQUIRED", not recommended, 60 mins of exercise children should have.

17 posted on 07/18/2012 5:53:49 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Sir Napsalot

>> I wonder what death toll worldwide is like, why Lancet didn’t aim higher.

Keep in mind the left has already advanced claims about how many folks global warming kills — aids kills — poverty kills — conservatism kills — unlocked guns kill — Christianity kills — hetero marriage kills — racism kills — capitalism kills — sugary drinks kill — &etc

If they make the claim TOO generous, the causes of death will add up to ten times the number of people actually dying and we’ll get wise to the agenda.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 5:54:46 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I guess you could say that death is the ultimate in inactivity...


19 posted on 07/18/2012 5:54:52 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Sir Napsalot

Citizen:
You will report at 10:AM next TUESDAY to your local Citizens Fitness Stadium to have your right arm bar-coded. Henceforth you will be required to check in at the CFS each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for your “Citizen’s Fitness Training”. Your designated time is 9AM until 10:30AM.
Be certain to pause at the ATTENDANCE MONITOR to have your bar-code read and entered in the attendance roster.
Failure to report at required will be financially penalized, such penalties depending on frequency of “failure to obey the law”.
Yours in good health,
Your community director of wellness


20 posted on 07/18/2012 6:01:08 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Nervous Tick

>>> ... the causes of death will add up to ten times the number of people actually dying and we’ll get wise to the agenda

That must be it. How wise you are.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 6:06:26 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

They think it’s bad now, they ain’t seen nothing yet. Just wait until the Xbox generation gets older. They can sit inactively now for days moving nothing but their 2 thumbs.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 6:11:22 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
Your community director of wellness

an image of Winston Smith's forced exercise routine monitored by a remote bureaucrat. Time to dust off my copy of 1984...

23 posted on 07/18/2012 6:14:36 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf; NativeSon

Shouldn’t that be Czar of Wellness?


24 posted on 07/18/2012 6:20:08 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Eye of Unk
and will be much more less in the future.

How's that again?

25 posted on 07/18/2012 6:23:50 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Sir Napsalot
Well, the precedent got set. Failure to engage in an activity is now taxable.

Soon, we shall see this:


26 posted on 07/18/2012 6:33:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Reminds me of the George Carlin line:

"In a recent study, saliva has been found to cause cancer..............but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time".

27 posted on 07/18/2012 6:41:12 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Sir Napsalot

Now that they have Obamacare, these nanny staters have the tool to require that all citizens excercise regularly. That’ll take care of this latest endemic that will cause health care expenditures to rise...

Yep, we will require you to exercise because we now OWN your physical being. If you don’t then tell us about the view you have of the barrel of our government guns!


28 posted on 07/18/2012 6:52:40 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: OB1kNOb

That’s not true. You need to use your index fingers for the buttons on the top of the controller...


29 posted on 07/18/2012 6:52:43 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: CSM
I am SURE somewhere in that > 2000 page ObamaCare nobody read, it is already covered.

That we are all required to earn credits for physical activity, or else.

30 posted on 07/18/2012 6:57:08 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: CSM
I am SURE somewhere in that > 2000 page ObamaCare nobody read, it is already covered.

That we are all required to earn credits for physical activity, or else.

31 posted on 07/18/2012 6:57:17 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Isn’t it better for the human species if the lazy among it die off?


32 posted on 07/18/2012 6:59:19 AM PDT by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Lazamataz

Remember when we would see pictures like this and think, WOW, those folks sure think differently than us! That kind of stuff could never happen here! Now, we can see that they probably were forced to behave the way they did, as we will soon, through coercion by an out of control bunch of busybody Communists!


33 posted on 07/18/2012 7:34:26 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: NativeSon
"Winston Smith's forced exercise routine monitored by a remote bureaucrat."

That's exactly what came to my mind.

34 posted on 07/18/2012 8:00:04 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: Sir Napsalot

I don’t believe this any more than I believe the liberal ‘global warming’ crap. Those who exercised by running are all getting their knees replaced, the folks into sailboat racing look 20 years older than they are, the yoyo dieters have courted memory loss... Sorry - I don’t believe liberal ‘experts’ anymore.


35 posted on 07/18/2012 8:30:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: EricT.

“Isn’t it better for the human species if the lazy among it die off?”

Who says we’re lazy? I consider myself “efficient.”


36 posted on 07/18/2012 8:31:55 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Sir Napsalot; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Get ready to do those physical jerks (for your own good).

Nanny State PING!


37 posted on 07/20/2012 6:30:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


38 posted on 07/20/2012 9:44:42 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Sir Napsalot

I recently completed a program called GSP Rushfit put out by MMA Champ Georges St piere that you can do at home and lost fat and got in amazing shape in 8 weeks.

If anyone is interested in those home workout plans, this thing really kicked my butt but worked.


39 posted on 07/20/2012 9:50:05 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Sir Napsalot
I am SURE somewhere in that > 2000 page ObamaCare nobody read, it is already covered. That we are all required to earn credits for physical activity, or else.

SEC. 4004 ø42 U.S.C. 300u–12¿. EDUCATION AND OUTREACH CAMPAIGN REGARDING PREVENTIVE BENEFITS.

(c) MEDIACAMPAIGN.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shall establish and implement a national science-based media campaign on health promotion and disease prevention.

(2) REQUIREMENT OF CAMPAIGN.—The campaign implemented under paragraph (1)—
(A) shall be designed to address proper nutrition, regular exercise, smoking cessation, obesity reduction, the 5 leading disease killers in the United States, and secondary prevention through disease screening promotion;
(B) shall be carried out through competitively bid contracts awarded to entities providing for the professional production and design of such campaign;
(C) may include the use of television, radio, Internet, and other commercial marketing venues and may be targeted to specific age groups based on peer-reviewed social research;
(D) shall not be duplicative of any other Federal efforts relating to health promotion and disease prevention; and
(E) may include the use of humor and nationally recognized positive role models.

So there will be big money in creating the propaganda. But wait! There is more... There will be incentives!

SEC. 4108 ø42 U.S.C. 1396a note¿. INCENTIVES FOR PREVENTION OF CHRONIC DISEASES IN MEDICAID.

(a) INITIATIVES.—

(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall award grants to States to carry out initiatives to provide incentives to Medicaid beneficiaries who—
(i) successfully participate in a program described in paragraph (3); and
(ii) upon completion of such participation, demonstrate changes in health risk and outcomes, including the adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors by meeting specific targets (as described in subsection (c)(2)).
(B) PURPOSE.—The purpose of the initiatives under this section is to test approaches that may encourage behavior modification and determine scalable solutions.

(snip)

(A) IN GENERAL.—A program described in this paragraph is a comprehensive, evidence-based, widely available, and easily accessible program, proposed by the State and approved by the Secretary, that is designed and uniquely suited to address the needs of Medicaid beneficiaries and has demonstrated success in helping individuals achieve one or more of the following:

(i) Ceasing use of tobacco products.
(ii) Controlling or reducing their weight.
(iii) Lowering their cholesterol.
(iv) Lowering their blood pressure.
(v) Avoiding the onset of diabetes or, in the case of a diabetic, improving the management of that condition.

We all know how the FedMob applies incentives.

40 posted on 07/21/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

And the fools refuse to see.


41 posted on 07/22/2012 2:09:54 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge
They truly are fools. Those excerpts were gleaned by the briefest scanning of the bill. No doubt there is much more buried in it. Just looking at the requirements put on doctors in that short excerpt there is no way they could comply. They would have no time to see patients and couldn't possibly bill enough to cover the cost of all the paperwork. Especially when the gov cost cutters start hacking away at every jot and tittle in their billings.

No wonder 0bamaCare is now projected to cost 7Xs as much as originally stated and hasn't even gone into effect yet. I said it long before it was the law; 0bamaCare will bury our economy and destroy the practice of medicine. This ship of fools is setting sail on a Viking funeral boat.

42 posted on 07/23/2012 10:48:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

They may be onto something. I’ve charted it, and yes, physical inactivity does increase with age, but it was the far end of the chart that convinced me. After death, it appears to cease altogether. Who knew?


43 posted on 07/23/2012 10:59:28 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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