Well, this is a bit of a no-brainer really.
TL;DR - if people did more exercise (i.e. the recommended 150 minutes per week) it would stop as many people dying per year, prevent cases of breast cancer, prevent us having as many cases of colorectal cancer and would lead to a decrease in type 2 diabetes (which we saw in yesterday's featured article).
The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support suggest...
free exercise, like walking, this would fulfill the exercise requirement of the
I think a lot of people overlook walking and
hiking as exercise. I know there have been a few people who, when I've told them
we're walking 100km to raise money for Oxfam have replied with "what? walking?
it's not exactly hard is it". Or "why do you do so much training? It's only
walking". Ummm. Yah. For 27 hours straight ./headdesk.
Maybe walking is not "glam" enough - you're
often sunburnt and dirty, not slicked with oil in a fancy gym. Maybe it's
something people do every day so they overlook how much of it they're doing.
Estimates show that *most* people overestimate their activity levels - are you
guilty of that? I know I have been. Investing in a FitBit was one of my best
buys in terms of understanding my activity levels - it tracked how often I moved
and how much. It also makes for a great ornament ;) I've had lots
of questions about it (I clip it on to my bra band!). Anyway, I'm not being paid
for that so I'll move on :p Walking is cool, it's great exercise and something
our bodies are inherently designed to do!
How do you make up your 150 minutes of weekly exercise? Do you make the recommended levels? If not
#makeachange - get up and enjoy what you have outside, whether it's human
architecture or beautiful nature.