A UK study by Nuffield Health shows that if people in Great britain increased their daily exercise by just 12 minutes the results could lead to a total saving in care of up to £6 billion.
12 minutes more exercise a day can save £6 billion in the UK.
The recommended amount of exercise in the UK is 150 minutes a week, which breaks down to 5 days of 30 minutes of exercise each. I reality though the average person exercise a measly 4 days a month. Data from the Health Survey for England (HSE) indicates that 70% of all brits don’t meet the recommendations.
Those that do sports have better mental health and physical health, lower cholesterol
and blood pressure levels, are less likely to report having cardiovascular disease or
Type 2 diabetes and are more likely to be a healthy weight.
The stats also indicates that exercise is a class issue. The average household income of those that do moderate sports is more than £6,500 a year higher than inactive households. These people are also more likely to be employed. Lowering the barrier for exercise could help reduce these inequalities.
This is also where I start to preaching making Nano Workouts a part of the daily life. These missing 12 minutes a day could easily be covered if a few Nano Workouts were made part of the daily routines. Just including a Nano Workout while brushing your teeth twice a day would cover 33% of the missing 12 minutes.
Obama and Hamid Karzai on a walking chat outside the white house on Jan.11 2013
Walking meetings – walk 30miles a week while still at the office.
People spend an average of 9.3 hours every day on their butt. It’s actually possible to trace 6% of all heart disease and 7% of all type 2 diabetes to inactivity. Now if you work in an office and attend lots of meetings, Nilofer Merchant have a simple solution for you.
In this thee minute TED talk Nilofer Merchant explains about the benefits of doing walking meetings.
The idea is simple; If you have a one-on-one meeting your should make it into a walking meeting. Drop that boring conference room and get out there and move your ass.
For Nilofer this was a real lifechanger and she now does walking meetings for about 20-30 miles a week.
Check out the video below
LeAnn Rimes spotted doing some shopping bag dumbbells.
According to the daily mail country star LeAnn Rimes was seen leaving a whole foods food market while repeatedly lifiting her shopping bags over her head. We call this nano workout shopping bag dumbbells. It also just happens to be one of my favorite exercises to do when out shopping. So there it is. Want to work out like the celebs try some Nano Workouts.