“The conclusion was that not only would a nationwide movement of running improve the lives of individuals in a variety of meaningful ways, it would also improve the state of the country as a whole.” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We believe running is powerful. Powerful enough to change a person. And quite possibly a whole lot of people. That’s why we asked ourselves: WHAT IF EVERYBODY RAN? – Mizuno / Youtube.
According to a 2013 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80% of adults do not get enough exercise. That’s why Mizuno USA decided to offer a unique opportunity to North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School by asking a simple question with big implications: “What if everybody ran?”
In a press release, Fritz Taylor, VP/GM of Mizuno Running, stated, “runners understand and see first-hand the positive effect running has on our lives. Knowing the effect of running on our lives, we couldn’t help but wonder what the macro impact would be if more and more people started adding running to their lives.”
The month-long in-depth analysis conducted by MBA students at the University of North Carolina involved poring over studies, statistical data and U.S. Census data to provide a hypothetical answer to Mizuno’s question.
The study was predicated on the assumption that there are roughly 270 million Americans who could viably be converted into runners. The study considered the base criteria for a “runner” to be running 30 minutes a week, 52 weeks a year. Drawing on already existing research and taking some creative liberties to extrapolate the data to imagine associated benefits, the results showed the impact a country of runners would have on three key areas: health, relationships and the economy.
The conclusion was that not only would a nationwide movement of running improve the lives of individuals in a variety of meaningful ways, it would also improve the state of the country as a whole. – Askmen.com.
Here are the interesting findings from this study.