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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Inactivity Pandemic

I am gemused to read that the Lancet is warning us that there is an "Inactivity Pandemic".

What the fark?

Seemingly, if the "research" is to be believed, lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world.

A report, published in the Lancet (needless to say to coincide with the Olympics which has corporate sponsors such as McDonald's and Coke), estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity; causing 5.3m deaths a year.

Researchers want the problem treated as a pandemic, and they recommend that Nanny warns us about the dangers of inactivity rather than just reminds us of the benefits of being active.

I have a far better solution, Nanny should proactively encourage us all to take up smoking:

1 The exercise from going to buy a packet of fags, from coughing vigorously each morning and from lifting a fag to our mouths will surely increase our metabolism.

2 The increase in deaths brought about by smoking will skew the statistics favourably towards smoking, rather than inactivity, as being the prime killer.

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  1. Anonymous1:14 PM

    You would think that with 5,300,000 deaths each year that they might be able to produce one, just one death certificate that states ‘Cause of Death’ as being lack of exercise.

  2. If lack of exercise 'causes'death, what's it to be for a lethargic smoker?

    I've long suspected that, for epidemiological studies, many deaths/illnesses are counted at least twice. In other words, the death of a lazy smoker who drinks and eats junk food might be referenced in several contexts. Indeed, if one added up all the deaths caused by various things, I suspect the figure would be far in excess of the number of actual deaths...

  3. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Dr Lee added that in future she hoped those who didn’t take exercise would be regarded as ‘social pariahs’.

    ‘Tobacco has done it successfully. Many years ago most people smoked but now you are a pariah if you smoke,’ she added.

  4. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Has not it occurred to any one these prats life is a fatal disease.

  5. I laughed when I heard this on the radio "news" and almost had to pull over.
    Later on in a discussion programme a "pro exercise" mouth opined "at least haln an hour execise per day is an absolute minimum or, failing that, 15 minutes is good". Twat.

    One problem for them though; how is the Government going to tax 'lack of exercise'?

  6. Answer to my own question, sell you Polypills with penalties for those who refuse to take their medicine.