Diabetes And The Health Status Of The Population Of Any Area Is Depicted By Obesity

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Introduction
The health status of the population of any area is depicted by how much of physical activity is incorporated in their daily lifestyle. Many of the chronic health conditions commonly encountered these days like obesity, hypertension and diabetes are found to have association with the growing trend of sedentary lifestyle even in the younger population. At least 30 minutes of physical activity is recommended by CDC to prevent the occurrence of chronic disorders [1]. As per CDC research has shown that lower rates of Diabetes and metabolic syndrome are seen with 120 to 150 minutes (2 to 2.5 hours) a week of at least moderate – intensity aerobic activity and the more is the physical activity (here will be referred as PA), the lower is the risk [14].

Diabetes affects millions in United States and is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in US [5]. Type 2 Diabetes which is most common type of diabetes mellitus is predisposed by obesity and physical inactivity [8]. Physical activity and life style change are integral part of prevention and diabetes management [5]. Physical activity incorporates exercises, recreational activities, leisure activities, occupation and household chores. Physical activity changes from population to population and is affected by cultural norms, infrastructure, awareness etc. [4]. Studies are lacking in assessing the level of physical activity and pattern of physical activity in adult population of Los Angeles. Though there are…
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