Monday, October 15, 2012

Infographic: Get Moving or Die (Sooner)

I absolutely love infographics and this one really caught my attention. We hear this all the time, yet we fail to literally get up and get moving. Some of the stats on this graphic are kind of mind blowing when you think about it! I had no idea that inactivity caused more deaths than tobacco. Since I (and many other Americans) work in an office where I'm sitting for nearly eight hours a day, this information should not be taken lightly.

Aside from adults that have a large inactivity problem, I'm also concerned about the kiddos out there. In combination with the health crisis that we face due to the food we consume, more physical activity can stave off the extra lbs. and encourage better health habits. Many people use the excuse of time for inactivity, but it truly is easy to squeeze in just little bursts of exercise through movement (and even some spontaneous dancing while cooking in the kitchen)! 

If you've been an avid reader of my blog, you should know by now that I am a severely frugal person. I had no idea of the enormous savings we could have as a county if we just started to exercise! With savings in the billions, we really have no excuse to take some time and walk outside (for free!) to cut the costs. In addition to living a vegan, plant-based lifestyle, exercise is truly important and must not be taken lightly. The next time you do some housework, consider turning some music to full blast and lower your health risks by dancing away to Abba!

Inactivity Infographic
Graphic created by Allison Morris/

Kelsey is a passionate vegan living in Houston, Texas, spreading the word about the benefits of eating a healthy, plant-based diet. She's also a minimalist enthusiast, a self-proclaimed financial guru of her household, and founder of The Little Red Journal.

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