Lack of exercise leaves a person at greater risk of early death than does being obese, according to a study published this evening.
And it could take little more than a daily 20-minute walk to reduce the death toll due to inactivity.
A huge study of more than 334,000 European men and women showed that twice as many deaths were connected with lack of physical activity compared to being obese.
Update: I see radio 4 did a segment on this: “Aside from the exercise, can walk help you to think clearly? There is no shortage of writers who have drawn inspiration from their daily stroll. Claire Tomalin is biographer of keen walkers Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Pepys and Jane Austen. Iain Sinclair is an author and filmmaker who does the same walk every morning to get into the right state of mind.” I note it was C S Lewis’ practice to walk once a day–KSH.