I recently read an article that physical inactivity kills around 5 million people a year...hmmm well I was rather concerned about this because I suffer from FMS/CFS plus I have a heart condition..I noted that they were referring to young adults but what concerns me most about articles like this is that for people like myself who suffer from chronic pain any physical activity is almost impossible or at worse so painful it becomes extremely difficult. I wonder if these so called experts take into consideration individuals who suffer from chronic pain or have a severe medical health problem are unable to be as active as those individuals who are perfectly able bodied?? Where do they get their statistics from and what proportionate of the population do they get theses figures from? I see they mention the word 'world' and I am taking this is directed to the populations in the western world. However, this article was picked up by the media and broadcast on TV..It is articles like these that really anger me as all it does is highlight or imply that because you are inactive any medical health illness, or disability is down to being inactive!This sort of publicity does not help FMS suffers or anyone who genuinely has a chronic medical health problem that really was not down to being inactive...I was once a very active person until I was struck down by this horrible condition...but do people want to beleive that...I doubt it and so therefore you are judged as being a 'couch potatoe' because you cant partake in lots of physical activities! I dont know if anyone else feels the same...but a lot of people dont realise how life is for people who suffer from chronic pain and even the simple tasks that 'normal' people take for granted are difficult for people like myself! I hate being judged as someone being lazy...when in actual fact it is far from that...!
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