SHOCKING. Even though we're all increasingly busy with eating healthy and working out a lot, it apparently is still too little, according to research done by Reebok. We spend less than 1% of our lifetimes on working out. Say whut!?
Netflix > Fitness
I think that a lot of women can agree with me when I say that there isn't a big issue with choosing Netflix over working out. As long as you drag yourself off the couch to go to the gym a few times a week, there's nothing wrong with that, right? However, the problem is that some people are choosing to only stay on their couch enjoying a Netflix marathon, and they just aren't setting aside any time to be active. That is also the reason for the bizarrely low percentage.
Reebok 25,915 days
Reebok surveyed a total of 90, 000 people for this campaign. All these men and women come from all over the world, from places like: The United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Mexica, Russia, Korea, Spain and the United States of America. They found that the average life consists of 25, 915 days and use this as their reference point. Can you guess how much days we spend on being active? Only 180 days (!!!!!) of our entire lives are spent exercising. All the while, we spend 10, 625 days on electronic devises like television, tablets and smartphones. Wow.
Of course, Reebok didn't solely uncover these findings and sit back and do nothing about it. After the study was over, it was obvious that they wanted to do something to get everyone off the couch. And that is also the reason why they made this cool video that they put on YouTube. If this doesn't motivate you, then I don't know what will!
We can dwell on the fact that the 1% is INSANELY too little, but we can also choose to do everything we can to raise this average! You now know what you've got to do when faced with the decision between a Netflix night and a sweat session in the gym. Good luck!