In case you weren’t aware, we celebrated World Physical Activity Day just last week.
The goal? To inspire couch potatoes from coast-to-coast to get up and move around in some fashion – something everyone could use a little more of.
Most adults don’t get the recommended amounts of exercise per week (150 minutes of moderate-intensity movement), putting them at a higher risk for diabetes, depression, cancer, and other debilitating diseases. Science suggests that no exercise can raise your risk of heart disease as much as obesity does.
But the best reason to be active may be the simplest – it brings a sense of wellness.
So if you truly missed out on last week’s festivities, participants got involved on Twitter to share some impressive stats about health & wellness (in knee-slapping GIF form, no less). Here are the ones that made us smile, as well as motivating us to get our sweat on:
If waddling=movement, and movement=exercise, then waddling=exercise. Flawless logic.
— MHFA England (@MHFAEngland) April 6, 2017
Long story short, there’s a lot of ways to engage your muscles in exercise.
— MaríaJ.DíazCandamio (@Vilavaite) April 6, 2017
These facts from London’s Newcomb Library are awfully impressive:
— Newcomb Library (@NewcombLibrary) April 6, 2017
Shout out to Cancer Research UK for pointing out there are other ways to exercise besides monotonous treadmill runs – like dancing, or gardening.
— Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK) April 6, 2017
And finally…well, don’t let this happen to you.
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftDailyNews) April 6, 2017