Over the weekend 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. The above NutritionFacts.org video is my contribution to the subject. In fact, I’m walking on the treadmill desk I feature in the video as I write this!
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? and†What Women Should Eat to Live Longer.
Michael Greger, M.D.
PS: If you havenít yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here and watch my full 2012 presentation†Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death.
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