Stand Up and Live Longer

A past workshop attendee sent me a blurb from Bill Phillips, Editor of Men’s Health post on Yahoo Health this week. I was shocked to read it – in a 13 year study that looked at lifestyles of 17,000 people at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, it was discovered that people who sit for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of heart attacks. The study he referred to was published last year in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise which is the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. Apparently this is not the first or only study to reveal similar results. Bill summed the information up best, “In other words, it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or how well you eat. If you sit most of the day, your risk of leaving this world clutching your chest—whether you’re a man or women—as much as doubles.” My suggestion to you right now – get up and walk around a bit!!

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