Every day, we hear news from doom-mongering media outlets claiming the world will end in fire and pain three days from now.
While most people tend to ignore these pathetic prophetics for the most part, when Stephen Hawking – arguably the most brilliant scientist in modern history – speaks out about humanity’s demise, I’m all for listening very intently.
In a video released by the Swedish health organisation, GEN-PEP, Hawking warns that excessive consumption and increased lethargy will be the death of us all.
At the moment humanity faces a major challenge and millions of lives are in danger. I see the world as a whole and I am here to address one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. Today too many people die from complications related to weight and obesity.
We eat too much and move too little. Fortunately the solution is simple: More physical activity and change in diet. is not rocket science and for what its worth, how being sedentary has become a major health problem is beyond my understanding.
According to GEN-PEN, physical inactivity is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world, and shockingly, more people today die from complications related to obesity than starvation.
So put the crisps down and get the fuck up, because when Steven Hawking tells you to do something, you damn well do it.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.