You know the saying, “Numbers Don’t Lie”. Here are some random percentages and figures from our PT in Motion magazine:
13%: Children aged 5-14 who walked or biked to school in 2009. In comparison, in 1969 48% walked or biked to school, no data on the uphill both ways for a foot a snow through July.
51%: Teen boys who listed gaming, yes gaming, as their primary entertainment.
$28,400: Average college grad debt
176: Calories per hour burned by 155lb bird watcher
Y93J1: (This is for the medical professionals): ICD-10 code for cause of morbidity, with supplemental factor of “activity, piano playing”
20%: Average of US population that reports no leisure time physical activity…SAD
Between 2002 and 2012 the number of ER visits related to wearing high heels doubled. Women 20-29 years of age were most at risk. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term+25977152
PT is Motion, Sept 2015, http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2015/9/.