What’s Wrong With Being Unfit?
Do you want to hear a surprising statistic?
According to a CDC (Center for Disease Control) report, only 1 in 5 Americans get enough exercise.
Let’s repeat that: only 1 in 5 Americans get enough exercise.
This statistic may seem shocking, but it makes sense when you consider that many of us work in offices where we sit down all day. We also lead very busy lives, making it hard to fit exercise into our schedules.
However, just because most people don’t get enough, doesn’t mean you should be complacent in your exercise habits.
Not exercising can have VERY negative results on your health and wellbeing.
We all know that a lack of exercise can lead to weight gain (although diet is a huge factor, too). However, a lack of exercise also puts you at much greater risk of developing a number of diseases:
* Heart Disease
* And many more.
It’s now widely agreed that being unfit is MORE risky to your health than being fat.
Aside from the health reasons, being unfit means you can’t enjoy life to the full.
If you’ve got kids then you may have regrets at not being able to run around and play with them. Or you might miss out on family walks and outings because you find it too tiring to participate.
On a deeper level, people who don’t get enough exercise are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. This is because exercise releases “happy hormones” known as endorphins. And even the act of exercising outside is shown to boost mood.
Have I convinced you that being unfit is NOT something that you should get comfortable with?
Good! Be sure to keep reading my blog, as I’ve got more information coming up on measuring your true fitness levels, and then doing something about it!