However, what if our opportunity to exercise was confined to the small and impracticable area of the home only such as those on lock-down.
For some people in the UK, outside the home is the ONLY place you can really exercise. As long as social distancing is being adhered to, obviously.
So, what would the consequences be if we couldn’t exercise?
- Increases in domestic violence
- Increases in loneliness (as more people live on their own)
- Increased mental heath issues
- Increased sedentary behaviour
- Increased levels of obesity
- Increased consumption of junk food
- Increased consumption of alcohol
- Increased amounts of screen time
Whilst we recognise the Medical guidance of short-term solutions such as, social distancing, they should not come with the long-term health consequences. You are just creating a problem to solve a problem.
One of our thought leaders has spoken with regards to Corona Virus and poor health choices.
are those with underlying health issues.
The unintended consequences of stopping the world from exercising will have a more dramatic long-term effect on the world’s heath than the Corona Virus.
Lack of physical activity is the 4th leading cause of preventable disease that affect the world.
The ironic thing is that if the world was more physically active it would directly effect the other top 5 causes of pre-mature death.
Coronary Artery Disease, Stroke, Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension
(86% of the US spending on Healthcare)
Corona virus is mostly effecting those already with co-morbities and the elderly.
These are those people already in the Chronic disease bucket.
So these tragic deaths are more related to chronic disease than they are to the Corona Virus.
Just listen for the term “underlying causes” when you next hear the news about someone’s unfortunate demise.
The “wilful divide” involves, “getting off the couch and off the carbs.”
This is NOT “lifestyle illness” but TWO wilful choices.
The TWO pathological behaviours of poor food choices and lack of exercise
Stopping people from exercising outside actively encourages poor health behaviours.