Are you a Couch Potato?
Couch Potato Lifestyle Conservatively Estimated to Kill 5 Million People Per Year
The medical journal The Lancet has just published a study exposing the estimated death toll of being a couch potato. Unsurprisingly, the sedentary lifestyle typical of many developed nations has been found to be only marginally less harmful than smoking.
Conservative estimates of deaths attributed to a lack of physical activity come in around 5 million per year, worldwide.
The statistics are worrying for individuals aged 15 and over, with around 1/3 not getting the recommended amount of exercise (about 2.5 hours per week), while a shocking 80% of children aged 13-15 fail to meet these specifications.
Have a look at the ABC's article summarizing the findings at this link:
and then get out from behind your computer and MOVE!