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The risk for heart disease is 1.5 to 2.4 times greater for people who are sedentary, compared with people who are physically active, according to the American Heart Association. The increased risk for heart disease by being sedentary is comparable to the increased risk because of high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and cigarette smoking.