There are many occasions when a good cuppa saves the day. How many of us love a brew? It can help us relax and rest after a lot of stress.
However, a recent health report has revealed that adults in the UK, on average, spend nearly three times as long making tea as doing exercise. That is not a good statistic. And, we have to say, makes us ponder. Apparently, they spend around 40 minutes a day brewing up compared with an average of just 14 minutes working out.
Experts warn that our love for a cuppa could be storing up many various health problems for the future, including Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Dementia and some Cancers.
Not for profit Healthy Body Uk Active - one of HMHB's friends - quizzed 2080 adults before National Fitness Day. More than a quarter admitted doing less than 30 minutes of exercise every week. Not a day, but each week!!!!
This is truly alarming to read. Physical exercise and activity is the miracle cure that can help to treat many long-term conditions, and improve cognitive function, mental capacity and resilience.
It should be noted that we wonder what they are using as "physical activity". Walking to and from work is still exercise. Going shopping is an exertion. But even so, maybe we are being pedantic.
We all have to ensure we look after our health, and that involves finding time for fitness, good nutrition and a healthy routine.