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Half of Brit women left breathless running for bus


Washington: If you too get out of breath while trying to catch a bus, then you are not alone as a new survey has revealed that nearly half of the British women experience the same thing.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) research found some 48 percent of women and 42 percent of men confessed to feeling so unfit they would get short of breath if they had to run to catch public transport, the Daily Mail reported.

The survey also found 47 per cent felt they could run up to just half a mile, while one in five said they could only manage 100 metres.

Even of those who believed they could run a mile, three in 10 said they had last done so more than a decade ago, the survey of 2,000 adults by One Poll showed.

Almost two-fifths (38 per cent) said they did not feel fit enough to join a gym and 28 per cent thought running was for those who are already fit and healthy.

The BHF called the figures ‘worrying’, warning heart and circulatory disease affects around seven million people in the UK and is responsible for around 155,000 deaths each year – an average of one person every three minutes.

Christopher Allen, senior cardiac nurse at the BHF, said that these statistics are concerning and paint a worrying picture about the nation’s fitness levels. (ANI)

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