While the holiday season is a time many people will lay around and eat, experts say sliding away from the table and exercising your muscles is a great way to reduce the risk for chronic diseases.
It seems more and more adults are taking that advice. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the prevalence of regular physical activity increased among both men and women from 2001 to 2005.
The largest increase occurred among African Americans. Overall, almost 50 percent of all men and 47 percent of women engaged in some kind of physical activity in 2005.