Don't be a Garfield!

You know Garfield? Garfield is a stout, lazy, and orange brinded cat often seen in cartoons. It has only two favourite daily activities- Eating (specially lasanga) and sleeping. Two more traits that make Garfield popular are- Garfield cannot stand diets and it completely hates Mondays as it is marks the start of another week of work. This is the character sketch of the famous cartoon Garfield, which is noted for its laziness in the cartoon industry. Well, at present, Garfield is not just confined to the cartoon world. The Garfield phenomenon is contagious and is found to have gripped in its trap almost everyone today. It is attracting every being of 21st century to become lazy and unfit.

...The following statistics are speaking aloud on the phenomenon Garfield attraction law-

•   Approximately only 5% adults engage themselves in 30 minutes of physical activity daily.

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•   Everyday 3 or more hours are spent in playing mobile or video games by nearly 1/3rd of teenagers.

•   Consumption of (junk) food has seen an exponential rise from 1978 to 2016. Daily intake of calories has increased to nearly 600 units.

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•   Countries are struggling with the physical inactiveness of people. Worldwide, approximately 23% of adults and 81% teenagers are not as active as they should be.

These statistics must be making Garfield happy as its laziness and food- i- ness is going viral with people. But please mind it! Garfield is a cartoon, an imaginary character. It fears no outcomes of inactiveness. But, we should; although, unfortunately, we don't! As a result, lack of physical activity has made us unfit to an alarming extent.

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•   Today, people have become so unfit that even one minute on treadmill is a scary thing for them...
...But dear all! Don't be a Garfield! It is a matter of having an attitude of self-awareness towards our fitness. One of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself is to invest time on physical activities and be fit. Because unless the basis of 'me' is well-built, all other roles played by you will be shaky.

As per a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, moderate-to-intense physical activity in people of sedentary lifestyles improved their blood sugar and cholesterol levels...


Therefore, it's never too late to make our lifestyle shift from laziness to activeness. ...

To know the interesting ways to involve more activities in our daily routine, read the complete article in Nov'17  edition of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine.

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