why moving 30 minutes mind, body, spirit matters

People's lives are at risk daily due to lack of movement and mental and emotional care.
 

 

1. Globally, 1 in 4 adults is not active enough. 

 
 
  • Insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide.
  • Insufficient physical activity is a key risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes.
  • Physical activity has significant health benefits and contributes to prevent NCDs.
  • More than 80% of the world's adolescent population is insufficiently physically active.

Source: World Health Organization

 

“The good news is those 30 minutes can be any fashion of things that you incorporate into your work day. The point is to move throughout the day, preferably at least once an hour.”

 -Dr. Daniel Vigil

 
 
 

2. Heart Disease is on the Rise

 

The number of adults living with heart failure increased from about 5.7 million (2009-2012) to about 6.5 million (2011-2014), according to the American Heart Association’s 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update.

Based on the latest statistics, the number of people diagnosed with heart failure, which means the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body, is projected to rise by 46 percent by 2030, resulting in more than 8 million people adults with heart failure. 

Source: American Heart Association

3. Depression Affects Millions

 
 
  • Depression is a common mental disorder.
  • Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
  • More women are affected by depression than men.
  • At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.

Source: World Health Organization

 

4. Burnout on the Rise

 

Studies show in 2017, 37 percent of adults in the U.S. stated their stress level had increased over the past year, a rise from previous years. This is the case in many cities around the world. While many factors impact stress and burnout, physical exercise and mindfulness practices have shown to alleviate stress and anxiety.