The Centre of Disease Control and Prevention states that most adults just need about 30 minutes of moderate exercise, five times a week, to stay healthy. The good news is that fitting 30 minutes of physical activity into your day doesn’t have to be difficult! Moderate exercise can include taking a brisk walk, dancing, swimming, cycling, or even walking your dog!
Did you know that more than half of all people who start a fitness regime give it up within less than a year? Almost 3 in every 4 men feel that they should be exercising more than what they do, and almost 100% of men admit that they have at times skipped workouts and opted for some other activity in times of conflict. It’s surprising that fitness takes such a backseat in our lives, especially since an average adult male can save up to $1000 in medical expenses by regularly using a fitness program. The issue doesn’t only plague adults. With increasing dependence on computers and technology, outdoor games have become a thing of the past for many kids. Statistics show that in high school, only 1 in 5 students is physically active, and only for 20 minutes per day! Can you believe that?!?!
Being active is extremely important, for both physical and mental health! The thrill of achieving goals—getting stronger, fitter and faster—is something that really can’t be explained. So guess what? Get yourself to the gym NOW!!!!