Shockingly only 36% of British women meet the government’s guidelines on physical activity (at least 30 mins of moderate physical activity 5 times a week). What is holding us back? Are we seriously saying that two thirds of us value ourselves so little that we don’t make time – just half an hour a day, for a life saving treatment?
The Guardian (06.01.14) tells us that of the 78,935 diagnosed cases of bowel, breast and womb cancers diagnosed in 2012, 12,000 of them could have been prevented if the suffers were more physically active. It is very tempting to think that if there were a pill that was deemed to be that effective we would all want to take it (and we would pay for it, and spend time going to the doctor to get it).
So, come on, get up and get going. Walk quickly, run slowly, go to the gym, join a class, just do something – it could save your life.