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One in five adults in Utah report no leisure time physical activity. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Over 36 percent of Utah adults are overweight, and another 22 percent of Utah adults are obese. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adults should get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Many healthcare providers and fitness professionals say swimming is the safest exercise for pregnant women. www.americanpregnancy.org More than one million cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year in the United States. American Cancer Society Losing five to seven percent of your total body weight can delay and possibly prevent type 2 diabetes. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse American adults eat an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. The recommended sugar allowance for women is 6 teaspoons a day, and 9 teaspoons a day for men. American Heart Association Sweetened soft drinks contribute about 10 percent of calories in the American diet. Hellerman, Caleb. (2007) Nutritionists: Soda making Americans drink themselves fat. A properly fitted bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent and the risk of brain injury by as much as 88 percent. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration In the past 26 years, safety belts prevented 135,000 fatalities and 3.8 million injuries. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration 11 percent of motor vehicle crashes in Utah involve a distracted driver. Cell phones are the leading cause of driver distraction. Get rid of old prescription drugs during National Take Back Days. In April 2011, 6,551 pounds of prescription drugs were collected in Utah. www.useonlyasdirected.org If you smoke one package of cigarettes each day and quit smoking today, you will save over $1,000 in one year. North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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