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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Day 18 Lack of exercise is a global pandemic

Here are the walkers and runners who came out to the Waterloo Running Room's 20 minute challenge tonight ... we don't have to worry about this group staying fit!


Day 18 Lack of exercise is a global pandemic

I was driving home from the pet store with our dog Annie and the news came on ... someone was talking about a new study that had to do with the health impact of our general lack of exercise.  It always seems to me that it is fairly obvious that the lack of exercise is a huge problem in our society but they went on to say that it had as great an impact regarding premature death as smoking! 
Wow! Not getting out there to move your body causes as many premature deaths as smoking.  That is disturbing news ... here is a small part of an article that I found at the Healthland Time  website:
"When it comes to being couch potatoes, Americans aren’t alone. Physical inactivity has become a global pandemic, say researchers in a series of related papers published in the journal Lancet. According to one of the reports, lack of exercise causes as many as 1 in 10 premature deaths around the world each year — roughly as many as smoking."

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/07/18/lack-of-exercise-as-deadly-as-smoking-study-finds/#ixzz210h4XcxB

Be sure to check out the rest of the article ... it is a real shocker!
The good news is that I think there are more and more of us that are realizing that getting some exercise doesn't have to be complicated and that it could be a simple and just getting out the door for a walk30!
 Please join me in taking the walk30 challenge ... walk 30 minutes every day for 30 days.  We usually start again at the beginning of every month but you can start today if you'd like.
I am off to the Running Room's 20 minute Challenge where I will get in a walk30 and a free cap.
Your life will change if you add a little walking.
Walk On Strong!

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