Research shows time and time again that the benefits of physical activity are long-lasting and impactful. The disadvantages, of, not exercising, have become more evident in recently published studies. In fact, in a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the lack of exercise is strongly associated with a higher occurrence of hospitalizations, development of diseases and death. The association between the lack of physical activity and adverse health outcomes is even higher in individuals who exercise the least, according to a ScienceDaily article about the recent study. According to this article, scientists were able to analyze the outcomes of 14 cardiovascular and diabetes disease studies, along with 14 cancer studies and various all-cause mortality studies. The senior author of the study is Dr. David Alter, Associate Professor of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. Aviroop Biswas, a Ph.D. candidate, was the lead author and is a researcher at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network.