From the moment we are born we move. As babies we first learn to crawl and eventually make that momentous first step to walking on our own two legs. We jump, we climb. we explore. We see everything with a sense of wonder and amazement.
Then somehow through the process of growing up, and socialisation we lose some of that. Everything becomes the same, and we get caught in the grind of modern life. In tandem with this, is the growing adoption of a sedentary lifestyle. We get seduced into being couch potatoes for most of our waking hours – watching tv, playing video games, working at a desk, lounging and sitting around socialising, rarely participating in any physical activity.
And this is a problem – because physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide, doubling your chances of a heart attack, diabetes and obesity, as well as increasing your risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety. Even more alarming is that 60-85% of the world population are inactive and this includes children!*
Thats why We MUST MOVE!
*World Health Organisation, 2012