Last month, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy launched a walking initiative called Step It Up to combat chronic disease in America, but health advocates say it’s yet another health campaign that shifts the focus from what we eat to how we exercise.
A recent survey released by the Physical Activity Council reports that roughly 28 percent of the population didn't participate in any of the 104 physical activities as defined by the council - bowling, table tennis, even lifting a set of barbells all made the list. So what gives? We talk with Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay for his take on why so many people are staying sedentary. In a recent editorial he asks if technology, expensive youth sports leagues or increased food delivery options played a role. Also, Reclaimed Soul shares tunes from Miami.
Meteorologists are calling this week’s 90 degree temperatures an “unrelenting heat wave.”But some relentless Chicago runners are unfazed.Marge Garcia was training for the Chicago triathlon this week along the Lakeshore Drive path.