Island of Couch Potatoes? Staten Island Rated State’s Laziest County

“It’s time to buy a good pair a sneakers and take a walk,” said Howard Levite, MD, Staten Island University Hospital’s cardiology director, after learning Richmond County ranked first in New York State for “inactivity” on the annual phone survey conducted by the CDC. Dr. Levite cited weight-related health risks and the American Heart Association’s guidelines for heart health and stroke prevention.

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