More Than $76 Billion Saved
According to research conducted by Dr. Michael Pratt and researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if the more than 88 million inactive Americans started exercising regularly, they would save more than $76 billion per year in medical costs.
Pratt, an ACE FitnessMatters editorial advisory board member, analyzed survey data on American’s 1987-1988 healthcare bills.
On average, inactive Americans spent approximately $330 more on healthcare expenses than their more active counterparts.
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 2000; 28, 63-70.
This appeared in ACE FitnessMatters, ACE's official magazine.
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