Physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of chronic preventable diseases, which are the leading causes of death in the United States. Vermont, specifically Washington County, is no exception: Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are 3 of the Top 6 causes of death. In Washington county, VT. Approximately 60% of residents are overweight or obese; >40% do not meet recommended physical activity guidelines. Physical inactivity is highest among patients with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Studies have shown that despite heightened awareness of the need for exercise many continue to have sedentary lifestyles. Recent reviews of exercise prescriptions have shown improved adherence and maintenance of exercise routines
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Vermont, Exercise prescription, physical inactivity, chronic disease
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