“More people are running, biking and walking in communities across America, but the added exercise has done little to curb the nation’s obesity epidemic, new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has found.
Exercise levels across the nation rose between 2001 and 2009, according to the study, which was based primarily on phone surveys.
Women’s activity level made the greatest leap, rising to 51.3% saying they exercise weekly, compared to 46.7% in 2001. Overall, men are more active, with 58% reporting they exercise weekly, but the number marked only a 1% increase from 2001.”
By runners world:
How do we explain this radical difference between roughly 50% of adults exercising once per week but well over 60% are obese or overweight. Just because you exercise doesn’t mean you are fit much less healthy. We have an issue that is shamefully unique to America, we have an obesity epidemic and don’t know how to stop it.
We need more than fitness programs, more that nutritional guidance, we need a cultural revolution. There is no longer biological pressure requiring people to stay fit and healthy. There is a disconnect from our food, our bodies, and from nature. It has to change before we become a nation unable to move, much less defend itself.
We can learn from other cultures who have and are successfully maintaining their health and ability to move. This starts with you and it starts now. Are you going to open your eyes and become a part of the solution or part of the problem. There is not a middle ground either you are moving towards health or away from it. If you are a parent what message are you sending your children. Start today, start the revolution to health and becoming the person you were born to be. Everyone was born to be healthy happy and free, claim your birthright today