Being Unfit Is Worse Than Smoking, Diabetes & Heart Disease according to a recent study from the Cleveland Clinic.
The study done by Dr. Wael at the Cleveland Clinic called the results “extremely surprising”. “Being unfit on a treadmill or in an exercise stress test has a worse prognosis, as far as death, than being hypertensive, being a diabetic or being a current smoker.”
Unfit Is A Disease
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are the two most expensive diseases in the United States. The US spends more than $200 billion a year are spent treating these diseases and their complications. Unfit should be treated as a disease. The remedy is simple and free, it’s called exercise.
Sitting Is The New Smoking
Getting off your rear end is not easy. Our lives are in front of computers, sitting in the car or on public transportation. It’s clearly become a way of life. The new term “Sitting is the new smoking” is starting to become the new catchphrase. It’s clear that we need to be more aware of our sedentary lifestyle and there’s plenty of ways to just that including alarms on iPhones or iWatch that tells you when you need to stand.
This study is another clear indicator that our lives are better served when we are exercising regularly. “In this study, there was no level of exercise or fitness that exposed anyone to risk. And the benefits of exercise were seen across all ages and in both genders.” If you are in your 30s, 50’s or 80’s, you will benefit in the same way from a regular dose of exercise.
Listen up, Movement is Medicine! Don’t wait another day, get moving today. Live a longer life complete with joy, health, and abundance.
Your health & fitness coach,