- More than one-third of all adults do not meet recommendations for aerobic physical activity based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and 23% report no leisure-time physical activity at all in the preceding month. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth risk behavior surveillance—United States, 2007. MMWR 2008;57(SS-04):1–131.
- Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity Kill 400,000 Annually in the U.S.
“…poor diet and physical inactivity may soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of death.”
Journal of the American Medical Association.
- Physical Inactivity: Heart Disease Risk Comparable to Cigarette Smoking
“The relative risk of coronary heart disease associated with physical inactivity is comparable to high
blood cholesterol, high blood pressure or cigarette smoking.” American Heart Association.
- Overweight and Obesity Together Represent the No. 2 Preventable Cause of Death
“Today, nearly seven of every 10 U.S. adults are overweight, and about three of every 10 are obese.
And among children, overweight and obesity are also rising at an alarming rate.” American Heart
- Overweight and Obesity Raise the Risk for:
Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, stroke, asthma, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, gout, bladder control problems, poor female reproductive health, pregnancy complications,
menstrual irregularities, infertility, irregular ovulation, cancers of the uterus, breast, prostate, kidney,
liver, pancreas, esophagus, colon, and rectum. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- The Cost of Obesity
“The estimated annual cost of obesity-related diseases in the United States is about $100 billion.”
American Heart Association.
- Cardiovascular Heart Disease: America’s #1 Killer
“Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains America’s No. 1 killer, still claiming more lives than the
rest of major causes of death.” American Heart Association.
- Heart Disease Kills More Women Annually Than All Cancers Combined
“It causes about a death a minute among females —nearly half a million female lives every year.
That’s more lives than are claimed by the next six causes of death combined.” American Heart
* This report is a summary of the information presented in the original 16-page “The Science of NEWO” document which cites specific and qualified research pertaining to the No Excuses Workout System. A copy of that report is available upon request.