Self-reflection is a very worthwhile activity in many realms of life, not least when it comes to our health. “According to the World Health Organization’s most recent Global Health Risks data (2004) after high blood pressure, tobacco use and high blood glucose, physical inactivity constitutes the 4th leading cause of death globally with about 3.3 million attributable deaths per year.” Physical fitness is but one component of health which is likely to extend our life span, prevent disease, help us to maintain or improve the function and capacity of the bodily systems, improve performance and help us stay sound in mind.
There can be many reasons why somebody might not want to, or be able to undertake physical exercise; one of the most commonly quoted reasons is “I do not have the time,” and this is an understandable consequence of modernity – many of us are engaged in everything other than exercise owing to the ease in which we can continue to work (emails), communicate for 24-hours per day (internet and smart-phones), and fill time with other leisurely activates (e.g. hundreds of television channels and services).
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