The case for supporting active living
More than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.
Recent reports project that by 2030, half of all adults (115 million adults) in the United States will be obese.
Obesity-related illness, including chronic disease, disability, and death, is estimated to carry an annual cost of $190.2 billion.
Not getting enough physical activity comes with high health and financial costs. It can lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity. In addition, lack of physical activity costs the nation $117 billion annually for related health care.
INDEAL Cares is dedicated to helping employees in North America get active.
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INDEAL Cares is dedicated to encouraging individuals to enjoy an active lifestyle, encouraging employees to move more –both in the workplace and outside it –and to support other worthy organizations who are also dedicated to supporting this important area. Visit our Living Well Library for resources that inspire, motivate, and lead you to physical health and well-being.