Everyone knows that physical activity offers many physical and emotional health benefits. But new research finds that not exercising can do more damage to your well-being than smoking, diabetes, or heart disease.
In a study published October 19, 2018, in the journal JAMA Network Open, researchers reviewed data from exercise treadmill testing (ETT) conducted at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. They studied 122,007 patients who underwent ETT, or cardiovascular stress testing, between January 1991 and December 2014.
The tests were done as part of regular checkups or for heart and lung assessments on men and women ranging in age from 18 to 80-plus years.