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New study finds morbidly obese way too sedentary

Some new findings may help you get up and off the couch tonight.

A new study finds the average person who is morbidly obese is sedentary for more than 99-percent of the day.

Morbidly obese means a body mass index of between 40 and nearly 50.

Researchers at a Michigan hospital were interested in just how often people who are morbidly obese stayed active, so they monitored participants over a 72 hour period.

On average, participants spent 23 hours and 52 minutes a day either sleeping or staying sedentary -- and walked less than 25-hundred steps a day.

Experts recommend people walk about 10-thousand steps each day.

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