Humans evolved to walk, but nowadays people take their cars everywhere, even a quick trip to the store—usually to buy something they shouldn’t be eating, like pork rinds or potato chips.
Big problem! All this inactivity is making us unhealthy and raises our risk of heart disease and obesity.
Experts say people should take roughly 10,000 steps a day to maintain good health, but driving around all day cuts that number down to 1,000 steps.
The CDC recommends people get 75 minutes of intense exercise or 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week, but our dependence on cars screws that up.
Spending an extra 30 minutes in the car can raise your risk of obesity by 3%.
Although, it’s hard to blame us, we need a car to navigate sprawling suburbs and so many of us work a frantic day and need a quick source of transportation. But you got to make time to exercise!
Here’s a tip. I always park at the back of the parking lot. So at least I get a small walk to and fro. I do it even in the rain, sleet or snow.