Speaking at APA's 117th Annual Convention, Steven Blair, PED, called Americans' physical inactivity "the biggest public health problem of the 21st century."
Research has shown approximately 25% to 35% of American adults are inactive, meaning they have sedentary jobs, no regular fitness program and are generally inactive. If you fit into this category, you're doubling your risk of developing numerous health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart problems, and even cancer.
People who maintain their strength are less likely to suffer from age-related diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Strong back, core, and leg muscles prevents common injuries, and allows you to live an active lifestyle regardless of age.
Previous generations did not have to worry as much about sustaining muscular and bone strength because they stressed their muscles often in the daily activities of life. But today, unless you have a fitness plan that you can stick with, you will suffer the consequences. Use it or lose it! The great news is that it doesn't require more than 10-minutes a day!
It has nothing to do with the facility, it's a time-convenience problem. By the time you go, dress down, exercise and get out, you're typically looking at 45-minutes to an hour. Sticking with that consistently can be difficult. Why? Because life happens!
But what if you didn't have to go anywhere to get fit? What if you didn't need any equipment at all? What if you could get and stay fit in only 10-minutes a day, 5-days a week and make it a lifelong habit? Everybody's got 10-minutes!