Monday, July 7, 2014

What Would You Do with 5 Extra Years to Live? Motivation Monday #27 {July 7, 2014}

Every Monday I post quotes and/or videos to inspire and motivate you through your week. Get ready for a great one!

If you've been following me on Twitter or following this blog, you know that I'm part of a running/walking challenge for 2014, where I'm trying to complete 500 miles by the end of the year. (Here's where I posted 5 strategies for getting through a mentally hard run.

I'm a believer in physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, so when I was introduced to the Designed to Move website, I was blown away by some of the statistics I found there!

From the website:

"By the end of this decade, most Americans 
will exert only slightly more energy per
week than if they slept 24 hours a day."

"This year, 5.3 million deaths will be 
attributed to physical inactivity. Smoking is 
responsible for 5 million deaths per year."
Click here for the infographic

Here's what kids said they would do if they were given 5 extra years to live:

This is the first generation that is expected to live shorter lives than their parents.

Think about your children and/or your students.... Let's work hard to give them the extra years! Visit the website Designed to Move for ideas on how to get kids moving. 

Share with me here or on Twitter how you model healthy living for your kids!

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