A study from the World Health Organization said one in four people worldwide are physically inactive, putting them at greater risk for diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.

The data published Tuesday in the journal Lancet Global Health found 28 percent of adults globally don't exercise.

This puts more than 1.4 billion adults at risk of developing diseases linked to inactivity, and needs to be urgently addressed.

According to USA Today, studies have shown that exercise and a healthy diet can lower the risk of health problems such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

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