(NEW YORK) — According to a new study, Americans who cook more frequently also exercise less.
The study, presented at a Population Association of America Meeting, found that for every ten additional minutes that the average American spends preparing food, that person was less likely to spend ten extra minutes exercising each day. The researchers in the study speculate that one reason their findings may be true is due to a lack of free time — the average American spends less than 60 minutes combined on exercise and food preparation each day.
The study looked at one day’s worth of data from more than 100,000 adults. The study suggests that instead of simply being told to eat better and exercise, Americans should be advised on time management for healthy behaviors.
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