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10 Fitness Facts Women Should Know


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The Sedentary
Staying fit and active is important for the overall health and longevity.
Staying fit and active is important for the overall health and longevity.
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About 25 percent of American adults — and an even greater percentage of women — are sedentary. After age 44, upwards of 30 percent of women are sedentary, and by age 65, the proportion increases to almost 35 percent. By the time they reach age 75, about 50 percent of all women are sedentary.


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