Many Brits couldn’t run for a bus

typical_day_bus_stop_500_clr_15648A British Heart Foundation (BHF) survey has found that almost half of all women and over 40% of men would be breathless running to catch a bus.

However its survey of 2,000 adults found that almost half of the people questioned said they could run half a mile although 1 in 5 said they could only manage 100 yards.

38% said they weren’t up to joining a gym and 28% thought running was for those who were already fit.

The BHF said that heart and circulatory disease  affects 7 million people in the UK and is responsible for over 150,000 deaths a year.

That’s one person dying every 3 minutes!

The charity is launching a new campaign next month called MyMarathon which urges people to run the length of a marathon – 26.2 miles – over a month. Check out details here.

Keeping physically active is one of the best ways to build a strong and healthy heart” a BHF spokesperson said.

Of course people like QfL boot campers know that already.

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2 thoughts on “Many Brits couldn’t run for a bus

  1. mikethepsych says:

    Reblogged this on Mike the Psych's Blog.

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