The good news: Americans are doing more walking and biking than they were a decade ago. The not-so-good news: Not much more.
The increase translated to about 9 extra miles per year, which is not quite the dramatic change it would take to put a significant dent in the obesity epidemic or our nation’s overall health.
Other findings from the study, according to WebMD, include:
For people whose primary goal is to encourage health and wellness, Americans’ slow progress in terms of increasing physical activity can be frustrating.
Still, slow progress is better than no progress, and focusing your efforts on your staff (not the state, the nation, the world) will make the task less daunting.
So hang on to your motivation and give yourself credit for all the small successes along the way. When you recognize your workers’ wellness achievements, give yourself a pat on the back, too, as a small reminder that your work is making a difference.
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