Many Americans mistakenly believe that they are just plain lazy. When asked about exercise, they acknowledge their inactive lifestyles with a degree of shame. Contrary to what most Americans believe, laziness has little to do with our sedentary ways. America’s tendency towards inactivity has much more to do with the environment. It may sound crazy, but we live in a paradise of energy conservation. Many of the day-to-day, calorie-burning activities that were once commonplace (cutting the grass, opening the garage door, etc.) no longer exist. Opportunities to burn calories have been systematically engineered out of our lives. In our modern culture, physical activity has become completely unnecessary. For dinner we push a button on the microwave, ingest 3000 calories and throw away the disposable container, or we hit the drive-through on the way home for some equally high-calorie, dashboard dining. These behaviors are not biologically driven. They are supported by an environment engineered to be efficient. Since the beginning of time, our lifestyles have always been influenced by the environments we live in. It’s only reasonable to expect that an environment filled with energy-conserving devices (modern-day conveniences) would lead to an inactive lifestyle. To offset our unsupportive environment takes concise effort. A commitment to moving your body "every day" will get you moving and thinking in the right direction.