Exercise is good for us, and inactivity isn't. A new study emphasizes that not only is that true, but the pattern of inactivity – as well as the amount of inactive time – can increase the risk of mortality.
If someone's lifestyle was represented by the totality of the products advertised during the Super Bowl, the composite picture would be of a sedentary individual with an unhealthy diet, who consumes excessive alcohol and drives everywhere. Do people really live that way? Probably not, but the ads reveal something interesting.
Americans have an obsession with sports. We flock by the thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands, to see our favorite team play on their home turf. We cram into living rooms and bars to watch the games when we can t be there in person. We discuss them obsessively with our fellow fans and listen to the talking heads dissect them ad nauseum
We ve noted before that sitting for extended periods of time is bad for health. Now a new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine adds some support to earlier work in this area.
According to questionnaires administered by the World Health Organization, about 1.5 billion people or 31 percent of the world s population is sedentary, meaning they do not get the 150 minutes
You may want to stand up before you read this. Sitting all day, whether at work or watching TV, is not so good for you, even if you also