Tuesday, November 30, 2010

too much time, not enough activity

as i've reported in the past, sedentary behavior, of which we are all guilty in the modern society of advanced economies, is killing us. (disclosure: while you sit and read this, i'm typing it standing up at my new upright computer desk. it feels good to be standing.) i'm not going to dwell any further on it other than to say this is the future of exercise prescription: stop sitting. so long as we can impose that institutionally, as in school or work sites, we might be able redirect the downward spiral of health, and the upward spiral of healthcare costs, in our country. if i had the power, i'd outlaw TV; that would improve kids' grades, all our health, and our political discourse. but i don't, so here's my blog today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/23/health/23brody.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

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