Being a vegan business, food is certainly a most important factor. And as a vegan bakery, treats and sweets are something we don’t take lightly. We use the highest quality ingredients to ensure that our gourmet cookies, organic brownies, vegan fudge, artisan chocolates and confections are the healthiest that they can be. We never skimp on quality, using only organic ingredients, healthy fats like coconut oil, wheat-free flours and unrefined sugars. Every bit helps us make positive changes to our diet, of course, but nothing does us any good if we don’t stay active! As Treehugger reports, inactivity is a major cause for death in the world. And if you’re eating a toxic diet, it’s even easier to slip into that catatonic state. We’ve only got a few more months of summer–so don’t waste it on the couch!
Couch Potato Lifestyle Kills 5 Million Worldwide Every Year, Study Says, by Sara Novak, Treehugger
Are you an adult? Check. Are you from a wealthy country? Check. Are you from planet Earth? Check. Unfortunately, you’re most likely to be one of the nearly 5 million people that die each year from physical inactivity, according to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet and reported on Yahoo News.
One third of the world’s population doesn’t get enough exercise and the problem is even worse in wealthier nations. We’re not talking a marathon here either–researchers consider ample physical activity as 30 minutes of moderate activity five times per week or vigorous physical activity three times per week. This means walking for 30 minutes five times per week or running for 20 minutes three times per week.
Couch Potato Lifestyle Spreads to Our Children
As we age we do less and less, so starting off inactive increases the problem.
“Roughly three of every 10 individuals aged 15 years or older — about 1.5 billion people — do not reach present physical activity recommendations,” the study said in a report that described the problem as a “pandemic.”