Various studies have shown that worldwide an increasing amount of people die from a sedentary lifestyle. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one can speak of a sedentary lifestyle when an adult (18-64) engages in less than 150 minutes of physical activity of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of high intensity per week. Physical symptoms of a sedentary lifestyle are, for example, constraints in movements, muscle or joint pain, constant fatigue, shortness of breath, and depression. Since several years a sedentary lifestyle has been associated with several diseases such as musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, strokes, thrombosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, a sedentary lifestyle can influence the generation of depression.
Looking at nature, the situation is no different. The economy, which is mostly focused on growing revenues and businesses, is increasingly using natural, finite resources and pollutes the environment with waste and toxic substances through its harmful processes. The consequences are diminishing resources, inedible drinking water, regressive fish stock in the ocean, and unhealthy air.
We believe that those are plenty reasons to do something good for the health of our people and the planet.