French Foreign Legion

Not lacking for physical activity

The French Foreign Legion has a saying, “march or die.”  And while you may die on the battlefield, or maybe even during training, you certainly will never passively wilt away by growing fat and sick via inactivity.

According to The Lancet, a weekly peer reviewed medical journal, as many as 5 million deaths per year may be attributed to a lack of physical activity.  People, that is the same number of deaths annually as caused by smoking. Researchers estimate that 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, is sufficient to prevent the deaths.

Read my full post about easy ways to stay active here, at 10N84W headquarters.

  1. John says:

    Very true, I’ll stick with the running, I don’t think the Legion is for me!

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