Saturday, December 31, 2011

The single best thing you can do for your health


  1. Not having a car, I'm already on this schedule: I walk or bike just about everywhere. Every time I go back to the States I'm amazed how few people I see on the sidewalks: everyone drives everywhere, kids get chauffeured to school, and public transportation sucks. No wonder Americans have so many health problems.

    cheers from cool Vienna, and Happy New Year, zilch

  2. Here's a quote that personally shocked me. I don't know how medically accurate it is, but even if it's half accurate, it should motivate us to get more exercise.

    "Sitting for most of the day increases the risk of heart attack by 54% according to experts at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La. What's scarier is that sitting is an "independent risk factor," meaning that even if you go to the gym on your lunch break and don't smoke, it doesn't make up for being a deskchair potato. Try elevating your computer and keyboard so that you can stand at your desk." - taken from Parade magazine" Sunday, June 19, 2011 edition page 14

    Here's a link to a Men's Health article that talks about the same thing (click here)