Inactivity “Killing as many as Smoking”
This morning the BBC reported that a lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world.
The report, published in the Lancet to coincide with the build-up to the Olympics, estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3 million deaths a year.
That equates to about one in 10 deaths from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer.
They said tackling it required a new way of thinking, suggesting the public needed to be warned about the dangers of inactivity rather than just be reminded of the benefits of exercise.
The team of 33 researchers drawn from centres across the world also said governments needed to look at ways to make physical activity more convenient, affordable and safer.
Why not go one step further and earn some money whilst being active. There are loads of part time work available in the UK and Ireland for Individuals or Couples. It’s a good idea to have a look at the following first though.
One of the companies I found has been awarded the Top Industry Award – the accolade of Company of Excellence – awarded to them by the Direct Selling Association UK in 2012.