Dr. Farley noted that over the last 60 years, physical activity has been engineered out of daily lives. About 25 percent of people get exercise and 75 percent simply do not, he estimated. “If we’ve engineered physical activity out of our daily lives, we can engineer it right back in just as easily,” he said.New York is filled with nanny-type simpletons.
The city is trying to get that 75 percent of nonexercising people to get some amount of physical activity, since it all results in some health improvement. Ideally, he said, people would have at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day, the amount of time that studies show has the greatest degree of benefit.
Their solution is to engineer building codes that would require (somehow) people to use the stairs instead of a elevator. Here's a thought...we live in a country (hopefully) that provides the alternative of being a fat, lazy, and disease prone load. Instead of providing these self-destructive half-wits with healthcare on the same plateau as healthy driven folks...MAKE THEM PAY MORE...AND STOP GIVING FREE CARE TO THE MINDLESS MORONS!!!
And keep building elevators. I don't want to live in a cave...but if you do...go ahead. I might even stop by once in a while to flip the bird from my flying car.