Most of us really busy with daily routines. Send our kids to school, commute to workplace, deadline, work … work … work, overtime, proposal, meeting, etc. Everybody will have the same answer, I don’t have time to exercise …
But most of the time, people didn’t realised that they actually DIDN’T MAKE A TIME TO EXERCISE.
According to TIME magazine, physical inactivity has become a global pandemic, say researchers in a series of related papers published in the journal Lancet. According to one of the reports, lack of exercise causes as many as 1 in 10 premature deaths around the world each year — roughly as many as smoking.
In that study, about 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths worldwide in 2008 could be attributed to inactivity, the new report estimates, largely due to four major diseases: heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer.
The study finds that if physical inactivity could be reduced by just 10%, it could avert some 533,000 deaths a year; if reduced by 25%, 1.3 million deaths could be prevented. Say we got everyone off the couch and eliminated inactivity altogether: the life expectancy of the world’s population would rise by about 0.68 years (more, if you discount those who were already active), comparable to the effect of doing away with smoking or obesity.
In my case, since I already committed to cycle at least once a week, I’ve to stick to the plan. It’s like you scheduled a meeting with a big client. Can you skip that? Of course you can’t. Then it’s same with exercise. For me, this is the time that I’m investing for myself. Even thought today I need to send my mum to the market for her groceries, very litte window of time, I just packed my gear and heading to Putrajaya for cycling.
MasyaAllah, the sunshine and the breeze was really awesome for the ride. Even though I just managed to complete 15km, I feel great. At least I fulfil my commitment. Commitment to invest to myself!
I love to exercise in the morning. In my opinion, it has a lot of benefit. I’ll share more on “morning exercise” in other entry. But for today, the scenery was really beautiful. And I took a break to enjoy the morning breeze near Masjid Putra.
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Stay healthy, stay fit, more ibadah!