Sunday, July 27, 2008

80% OF BRITISH WOMEN UNFIT


It’s official, the majority of British women are unfit. According to the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation over 80 per cent of us are not getting enough exercise. Many women view sport as being masculine and something that mostly men participate in. It’s not surprising they have that perception really with the amount of male dominated sports like football, cricket and rugby that are shown on television. Less than one in ten of younger women participate in competitive sport.

Sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe is keen to raise the profile of women’s sports, encouraging more media coverage and believes that all women should give sport a try. I must admit I don’t do much sport myself these days, although I used to play hockey and netball during my schooldays. I still dance though and attend a couple of dance classes every week which keep me fit and active. Exercise should be fun and I think if you enjoy what you’re doing that helps a lot. I’m single and don’t have a family and still find it difficult to find the time to exercise sometimes. However for some women who work full-time and have family and home responsibilities, it can be almost impossible to find the time to exercise. Maybe simple lifestyle changes like walking your children to school or walking to the supermarket rather than taking the car or cycling to work might help. Anything that keeps your heart and body healthy is well worth a try.

4 comments:

Kyle and Svet Keeton said...

Thank you for the article, Naomi!

You reminded all us about physical exercises again! Thank you!

I don't have enough time to go to fitness-center and I am not a person to train by myself... but I walk with our dog and walk to the store - think it can help and I looking for time to start my trainings in the fitness center!

Take care,
Svet and Kyle

Naomi said...

Hi Kyle and Svet

Unfortunately lack of time is the main reason for many of us not taking enough exercise. However I always think having a dog is a big help as dogs have to be walked and giving them exercise keeps us fit too! Nice to see you both again.

Danny Thornton said...

Unfortunately, it is not just the British women. I would have to say that more than half the world's population falls under this category.

Naomi said...

This seems to be true the world over Danny. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit here.