Updated: Jan 3, 2021
Exercising for health is not a new idea. In fact, for decades, doctors and health professionals have been telling us to exercise more. It has been widely accepted that exercise, like diet, is paramount to our health and well-being. Yet, statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that the majority of the adult population (over 80%) do not meet the guidelines for physical activity (engaging in moderate-intensity physical activity for at least 150 minutes per week) and that less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Sadly, sedentary behaviour is increasing, and this trend is widespread across many nations despite the fact that we know it is linked to numerous chronic health conditions.
Now, as much as I love the many wonderful benefits of living in our modern world - with all the amazing technology and conveniences, it also brings with it many obstacles for those of us who are trying to live more naturally and healthfully. One of the side effects of living in this modern world, is that we, as population, have become very sedentary.
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