The news is finally proven- it is more than just hazardous to your health to forgo the wellness virtues of proper diet and adequate exercise.  Now, researchers have proven that “having a couch potato lifestyle is a risk factor comparable to smoking or obesity.”

This is an emergency alert to all who may need a wake up call, desire some encouragement, or need some resources to create a healthier lifestyle to actually LIVE better!

The study described physical inactivity as failing to do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week, 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times a week, or a combination of the two.

This is not difficult to do 🙂  Here are a few “motivating” facts:

  • “Roughly three of every 10 individuals aged 15 years or older — about 1.5 billion people — do not reach present physical activity recommendation. The issue is described as a pandemic.”
  • The picture for adolescents is even more worrying, with four out of five 13- to 15-year-olds not moving enough.
  • Inactivity increases with age, is higher in women than in men, and more prevalent in high-income countries.
  • The human body needs exercise to help the bones, muscles, heart and other organs function optimally… but populations are walking, running and cycling less and less as they spend more time in cars and in front of computers.

Next post will give some real-life, easy to access ways to improve your activity level right away!  For all ages, sizes and backgrounds… for now- get out there and MOVE 🙂


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