Most of us in this community have come to realize the benefits of activity... so I feel like preaching to the converted, but this report is actually worrying:
This is my thought...
One thing we can do is lead by example... keep running and keep telling everyone you know how fantastic you feel (even after that horrible run in the pouring rain - in this case lies are allowed!), and brag about C25K and the great support on here.
It would be wonderful if each one of us could get even just one inactive person off the couch!
The following is a copy and paste from this report: ukactive.com/policy-insight...
Levels of inactivity
29 per cent of people in England are classed as physically inactive which means that more than one in four people fail to achieve 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week
Inactivity is the fourth largest cause of disease and disability and directly contributes to one in six deaths in the UK making it as dangerous as smoking
Inactivity levels in the UK are double those of Germany and France and more than 20 per cent higher than those in the United States
And a question for IannodaTruffe : are the C25K posters still available to download?