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Get Moving or Die November 29, 2011

Posted by The Barefoot MD in : Health , trackback

I know the title is a bit harsh, but how else am I to convey the situation in which we find ourselves?  In any developed nation around the world, you can expect to spend a significant portion of your day sitting.  What have we done to ourselves?  I came across an article published in the European Heart Journal recently that is titled Sedentary time and cardio-metabolic biomarkers in US adults: NHANES 2003-06. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if you never exercise and sit around all the time . . . you’re going to have a pretty bad life.  However, in this article, some good data is provided to support the premise that we need to become more active in our lives.

 

Reference:

Healy, G. N., Matthews, C. E., Dunstan, D. W., Winkler, E. A., & Owen, N. (2011). Sedentary time and cardio-metabolic biomarkers in US adults: NHANES 2003–06. European Heart Journal32(5), 590-597.

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