Workout routines is an essential element in our daily life. Therefore,it is necessary to have an idea about its own health indicator and health benefits.
Lack of workout routines is a risk factor for many diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and certain cancers. Therefore, it is sufficient to motivate the French to move and to respect the recommendations that a minimum half hour of brisk walking per day is required? The Health Barometer 2005 brings some answers.
Lack of workout routines responsible for many ills
Our modern lifestyle has upset many of our habits, starting with our diet and workout routines. Indeed, opportunities to move has significantly reduced (means of transport, reduction of manual tasks, new sedentary leisure, etc.), while foods more fatty and sugary abound. But poor diet and insufficient workout routines are the main risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypertension and certain cancers.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), physical inactivity caused some 1.9 million deaths in 2001. She is responsible for 10-16% of cases of breast cancer, colon and rectum, diabetes mellitus, and about 22% of cononary heart disease.
Workout routines : a half-hour walk a day minimum
In France, the promotion of physical activity is one of nine priority objectives of the National Nutritional Health Programme (PNNS). It is expressly recommended to perform the equivalent of at least a brisk walk half an hour a day at least five days a week. It is easily understood that the level of activity is a public health indicator. That is why this topic was added to the Health Barometer 2005 National prevention and education Health Institute (INPE).
The data obtained from the responses of 7,000 people aged 18 to 65, to a questionnaire, are very interesting.
41.9% of respondents report not having practiced workout routines during the past week.
27.8% have made at least three times a week and they are two times more often men than women (36% against 20%).
Vigorous workout routines of long term are more practiced by men (72% against 51% women for over an hour on an average day).
31% of French perform moderate exercise (besides walking) at least five days a week. They are more women and young people. 15.5% did not practice at all.
On walking, 10% report at least once a market ten minutes in a row in the week, 60% at least five times and 49% every day. Adults 45 years and older are more likely to walk frequently and a long time .In conclusion, strenuous activities are more practiced by men and youth, and moderate activities by women in days, but not in time.