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1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO

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Biking to and from work should be encouraged- but most Japanese companies still forbid workers from commuting to work by bicycle - amazingly, for insurance reasons.

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Kohakuebisu

If you want to exercise and you think that 150 minutes a week of it is a lot and makes you a runner...that’s pretty low as a number. What is that? Like 20 minutes a day?

People watch hours and hours of TV and sit around on their phones EVERYDAY.

Ive always been very active as it makes me feel happy and I’d be missing something from my life that keeps me sane if I didn’t. I think that many just don’t see exercise as vital, as you often don’t pay for a sedentary lifestyle until you are middle aged and older.

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Just saying but the WHO recommendation of 150 minutes a week of exercise is actually a a fair bit. Anyone who runs that much is a runner, not a keep fit jogger. A 60 minute run plus 45 twice a week is easily enough for a half-marathon-at-decent-pace program. At 25kph average (on the flat) its over 3000km a year on a bike. Other forms of activity, gardening, playing with kids, etc. do count, but I would not tell anyone with a desk job to "just" find that time to exercise. It will take commitment for them to do it. If its running, they'll probably have to do it in the rain.

fwiw, I do well over 150minutes but I'm a freelancer and a bit obsessed with Strava.

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Biking to and from work should be encouraged- but most Japanese companies still forbid workers from commuting to work by bicycle - amazingly, for insurance reasons.

The Japanese are definitely not part of the 'high risk' category :)

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