A few months ago the New York Times ran a piece reiterating the hazards of prolonged sitting, which is associated with a shorter lifespan–even in those who exercise regularly. Our bodies were built to move.
My 2-min. video Standing Up For Your Health is my contribution to the subject. In fact, I’m walking on the treadmill desk I feature in the video as I speak! (well, write). I’m now up to 17 miles a day! (though at only 2.5 mph).
More on the benefits of physical activity can be found in my videos Exercise & Breast Cancer and Reversing Cognitive Decline.
It’s important to keep in mind, though, that what we eat may be even more important. See:
- Is it the Diet, the Exercise, or Both?
- What Women Should Eat to Live Longer
- Diet vs. Exercise for Weight Loss
–Michael Greger, M.D.
PS: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here and watch my full 2012 – 2015 presentations Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, More than an Apple a Day, From Table to Able, and Food as Medicine.