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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Exercise...are you getting enough?

I was just reading USA Today and came across a fact that made me a little bit sick to my stomach:

"Only about 5% of American adults do some type of vigorous physical activity on any given day," according to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

"On any given day, most U.S. adults reported performing predominantly sedentary and light activities.  The greatest prevalence for reported moderate activities was food and drink preparation for both men (12.8%) and women (37.6%)."

Can you believe that!!!

I realize that I have a little different perspective because I work in a gym, but c'mon people, this is why 60 million adults (30% of the adult population) is obese.

Now I know you are all wondering, "why is Lindsay talking about this serious topic today...she's such a downer"...but I literally couldn't believe my eyes when I read that article.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't love to exercise...in fact, there are some days when I really hate it, but I do it for a few reasons:
1. I love cute workout outfits (lululemon is a fav)
2. Endorphins are the best drug in the world
3. I don't like having extra junk in my trunk
4. I want to live a longer and healthier life
5. Two words: Stress Relief

So tell me, what do you do to get your heart and blood pumping?

Okay, enough on this serious topic, back to all the fun stuff tomorrow!


1 comment:

  1. Not shocked! That stat is terrible but true. Also, new obesity/overweight stats are out and you should check them out. More than half of American women are overweight/obese! I call it job security :) xoxo