In any given year, trends for every industry are abundant in quarter one. As you may have noticed from our latest roundups, this year is no different. ACSM (the American College of Sports Medicine) recently released the top 20 trends for 2022, and there may be some that surprise you. After you check out what’s trendy, we’ve got two stories about how small business owners are making an impact in their community and family.
To start off, there’s nothing better than some good old science and data to prove a point. So, to start your weekend on a good note, here’s another study that promotes the benefits of exercise.
Study: Physical Activity Can Prevent 100,000+ Deaths Annually
A cohort study found that increasing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity intensity (MVPA) by just 10 minutes per day can prevent an estimated 111,174 deaths per year, a 6.9% decrease. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine and followed more than 4,800 participants—aged 40 to 85+ years—over 10 years. Greater benefits come with the addition of more MVPA—an estimated 209,459 preventable deaths for 20 minutes and 272,297 preventable deaths for 30 minutes. Study Author Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the National Cancer Institute, noted, “These findings support implementing evidence-based strategies to improve physical activity for adults and potentially reduce deaths in the U.S.”