Movement

We’ve written about the importance of physical activity in maintaining health (for example here) at various times in the past. Most of the studies of activity have relied on people’s own reporting of what types of activity they typically perform, and conversely how much time they spend being inactive (TV watching, or computer working, for example). A new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, however, takes much of the guesswork out of such research because the participants wore accelerometers. These devices tabulated activity counts over 1-minute periods, thus...