Some Depressing News About The State Of Men's Health In Britain

We're even lazier than we thought

A survey from the British Heart Foundation has painted a fresh picture of the state of men's health in the UK, and it is not pretty.

In fact, it's an image of us red-faced and gasping by the side of a road as a row of commuters look back with disgust: two fifths of us, apparently, are so unfit we get out of breath running for a bus.

In addition to the 42% who confessed they'd struggle to catch up with the Number 12 to Piccadilly, a further 40% said the most they could manage to run is half a mile or less - with 16% putting the distance at just 100 metres.

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Gentlemen, this is not good.

The BHF are using the stats to promote their new fundraising campaign MyMarathon, in which participants are challenged to complete 26.2 miles in their own time and pace. 

"Running a marathon is no easy feat," says BHF's Senior Cardiac Nurse Christopher Allen, "but keeping physically active is one of the best ways to help build a strong and healthy heart."

The good doctor is right, but there are many more reasons not to put off your next jog and some even better ones to learn to love running altogether.

Add those to 'not being late for work', and get a move on.