Most agree, exercise (or call it movement activities) is essential to your health. Today, there’s no argument about that – it is a fact. We all need to do something – mow our lawns, walk the dog, jog, something. But according to a recent study by the Physical Activity Council (PAC), more than 60 million people in the U.S. are totally inactive. Totally inactive is defined as they do nothing – they simply rarely move.
This statistic, that 23% of Americans do nothing, was just released by the Physical Activity Council which analyzes overall participation in sports, fitness, and recreational endeavors. And, they are blaming screen time as the culprit of inactivity and it’s companion, obesity.
“What’s most alarming about this situation is that 34% of the inactive people are between 6 and 34 years of age,” said Tom Cove, president/CEO of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), which is the managing partner of the Physical Activity Council. “The study also shows that the number of inactive 6 to 12 year olds has more than doubled since 2008.”
Possibly the problem is getting started. How do couch potatoes get going successfully and for the long run? That the 61 million inactive Americans don’t know where to start means opportunity for the new cardio-activity program just released this week – Zoning Fitness. “The easiest way to get started is to do Zoning,” says Chuck Cali, President, Zoning Fitness. “It’s like an apple a day – a yes – Zoning does keep the doctor away.”