People in different age groups have quite distinct reasons for not exercising. This is illustrated in the picture below. Health is a barrier that increases steadily with age and is by far the main issue affecting the older generation.
The data collected from a survey performed by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System regarding time, frequency and proportion of exercise reports that 58.1% of the interviewees were considered physically inactive; 29.8 % concluded with not having time for exercising. Besides, the statistics showed that there was not much difference between genders as it was almost the same percentage of passive lifestyle; however, there were differences when considering race and age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2010).
Expending on the PAG, Healthy People 2020 estimated, on a national level, over 80 percent of adults and youth are not actively participating in daily physical activity, potentially increasing the risk of developing chronic health related diseases such as; heart disease, diabetes, obesity, or exacerbating current health issues (HHS, Healthy People 2020, 2016).
Overview: We should all at least try and get into the habit of exercising. If you were to start exercising today remember it give us not just a better physical state but mental as well. Living for a very long time is a great
Many people have decided to lead very unhealthy types of lifestyles whereby they don’t care about anything, not even their own health. They are ok as long as they can pay their bills and have fun in their lives. To some physical fitness is in fact as a waste of time and energy. They would rather do anything else than spend great amounts of effort working out for health and fitness.
The rate of childhood obesity has grown an enormous amount over the years with more than 40 million children being overweight! That number is astonishingly high and it is very obvious that something needs to be done about this. Studies had shown in 2008 that more than 40 million children were said to be overweight and the sad truth is that they are still increasing rapidly to this day; also every 1 in 4 teenagers is said to not reach the fitness guidelines (Tanner) according to an article by Lindsey Tanner. For this problem to be resolved not only do the parents of children need to make sure their kids are staying active but also, the schools they attend need to make sure they are getting a well-balanced meal and have some type of physical activity during their school day. Each state in America is given a percentage rate on the number of obese people in that particular state. The highest ranking state is Mississippi with a percentage of 34.9 and the state ranking the least is Connecticut with 24.5 percent. Different researches have shown that each day 850 lives are taken due to obesity and each year there are more than 300,000 people that die from obesity related illnesses. These are deaths that most likely could have been avoided if these individuals would have had the proper exercise and diet in their lives.
Many people are not getting enough exercise for a variety of reasons. Not everyone knows how much exercise is enough for a start, and so they may think that they've done enough because they go for a long walk a couple of times a week. Other people have a better idea of what they should be doing to keep fit, but just cannot find the time. It is particularly difficult for those who work full-time and have other commitments, such as family, which demand much of their time. Then, there are those who simply cannot be bothered to exercise. They could probably find the time if they wanted, but they don't want to, and so they don't.
According to Alyssa Brown, “51% of adults want to lose weight, [but] barely half as many (25%) say they are seriously working towards that goal. This discrepancy between Americans’ weight-loss desires and behaviors has existed for years”(Brown). According to society, the definition of a healthy person is someone who exercises often and eats healthy foods. Even though people want to be healthy, becoming healthy is a hard task. Surely it is much easier to lay around at home and eat chips than to work out at the gym. Maybe this is why obesity rates are on the rise. A medical study estimates that “75% of the U.S. population will be classified as overweight or obese or obese by the year 2020” (NewsMax). People wonder, what is the solution to this
Most people complain of insufficient time for exercise. Some also blame their inability to exercise on the high rates set by gyms. Others say they lack company while for some it's the lack of space. I do not know about you all I know is that it's time for every person to lead a healthy lifestyle. Exercise included!
Physical inactivity is the first cause of heart disease. The recommended exercise per week is 150 minutes, but many do not even do half of that. Often time’s people purchase a membership to a gym so they can exercise; however, the gyms are always empty. The same goes for public parks; most of the time they are always empty or only have a couple of people. It is said that, people with gym memberships stop going after five months, and that most people do not go because laziness takes over the body and mind. In the American society, citizens have become very indolent when it comes to exercising and maintaining their correct weight and proper BMI (Body Mass Index). Physical inactivity develops into heart disease when the heart is not being “worked
According to Dr. Claudia Walther, a doctor from the Heart Centre of the University of Leipzig, “People today have different lifestyles than in the past...they’re less active…” Currently, exercise is portrayed as too hard and people have become lazy. They don't want to have to work and spend time exercising.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of obese children ages 6-19 have tripled to 16% over the last twelve years. That is an alarming figure. One of the main causes is lack of physical activity. This may seem like an obvious cause, but it seems to be the one our youth have the most problems with. Physical education is being
Did you know The average 2-11-year-old watch over 24 hours of television? While adults watch 33 hours on average? That is one of the reasons why I believe people should spend more time outside. In the United States we are the ninth most obese country with 74.1% of us being obese people. Which is not a good title to have. The united states isn't the only country with this problem though.
Today's world is full of modern conveniences. Communication is at the touch of a button, you can drive right to the window and get handed a greasy, hot meal, and even walking has become bothersome. Trying to find that spot closest to the door is worth driving around the lot five times. Kids play more in virtual reality than outdoors, and parents who are strapped for time settle on quick, processed meals for dinner. Unfortunately, we've created an environment fit for the lazy. Instead of having to preform physical activities to function throughout the day, we must find time for physical activity, which might not be realistic for everyone. The fast food industry and quick processed dinners feed the consumer with no time for exercise, and the
Exercise is one of the most important factors in a persons’ life. Physical activity, or the lack of it, can result in a person having a healthy life or cause them to have diabetes. The benefits of exercise are countless. The positive health results, the improvement in attitude, even better academic performance are all factors which make not exercising inexcusable.