There seems to be a stigma around exercise in many rural communities: if you’re working hard, you won’t need to run (making those who do actually appear lazy). Perhaps it’s a belief stemming from our ancestry. Farmers worked the land on the end of a rough plough, threshed and stooked with little help from machines and were seen as incredibly fit. Most farmers still work incredibly hard today, but typically from a slightly more reclined, air conditioned position. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week for adults between 18 and 64. Moderate-intensity physical activity,…
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