Americans So Out Of Shape Half Can’t Even Touch Their Toes

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While there are plenty of people in this country who exercise regularly, there are also plenty of people who are totally out of shape, and now a new survey reveals just how bad things are.

The poll finds:

  • Many Americans admit that over the past few years they haven’t been taking care of their bodies the way the should.
  • People are so out of shape, that 51% of Americans say they can’t even touch their toes without straining.
  • But it’s pretty apparent folks aren’t happy about that.
  • 73% of people say they want to increase their physical activity.
  • 70% insist they are making an effort to move around more now than when the pandemic began.
  • Some of the ways people are making that effort include:
    • Stretching at home (43%)
    • At home workouts (38%)
    • Taking mental health walks (31%)
  • But when it comes to walking, a lot of Americans aren’t getting enough steps in.
  • The average person only gets about 3,800 steps in per day, well below the recommended 10,000 steps per day.
  • As for the main reasons folks are hoping to increase their exercise, 81% say it actually puts them in a better mood.
  • Other reasons include:
    • Improve their physical health (67%)
    • Improve their mental health (51%)
    • To be a good influence on their children (42%)

Source: Study Finds

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