Exercise: A Vitally Important Prescription, Journal of the American Academy of PAs
Sedentary lifestyles and low physical activity have led to rising health concerns and increasing mortality risks. With the growing concern of the inactivity of adult Americans, it is important that physical activity be promoted to prevent disease and reduce health risks.The importance of exercise is seen through its many health benefits, including improving quality of life and preventing disease.
CPR Facts, American CPR Training
It is estimated that over 1.5 million heart attacks occur each year, with around 350,000 of those suffering die before ever reaching the hospital. Accidental injuries, including choking and drowning, send over 16 million children a year to the emergency room, and is the leading cause of death in children. Over 70% of all cardiac and breathing emergencies actually occur in the home when other family members are present to help the victim. It's a fact, CPR save lives. And with proper training, CPR can buy crucial extra minutes until professional help can arrive.
Weight Control and the Workplace, Northeast Business Group on Health
There are over 70 million Adult Americans suffering from the effects of obesity. Overweight employees cost employers $73.1 billion a year and file twice the number of workers' compensation claims.
Penn State University, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
Regular fitness is not just good for the heart and body, but can also promote happiness thanks to the release of those feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Researchers from Penn State University found that the more physically active people were, the greater their feelings of enthusiasm and excitement, compared to those less physically active.