More than 20 million Britons ‘physically inactive’


I know obesity is often thought of as an American problem (especially by Americans!) but it’s really a problem that impacts any developed countries.  A new survey in the UK determined that there is a big problem with inactivity among Brits.

They found that three-quarters of people in England (76%), when referred for rehabilitation after suffering a heart attack or having heart surgery, are considered physically inactive.

They warn that more than 5 million deaths worldwide can be attributed to physical inactivity, making it one of the top 10 leading causes of death.

Source: BBC News