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Inactivity

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Stay In Bed

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living

We’ve all felt it. That moment before you get out of bed in the morning, when you realize you’d rather stay in bed forever. While staying in bed m...

Get Up Offa That Thing!

Craig Bowron | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

As an editorial in the latest edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings proclaims, sitting is unhealthy. An accompanying research article suggests that the sedentary life may be less unhealthy if one manages to maintain good physical fitness despite the excess chair time, but it's still unhealthy.

5 Tips for Choosing Your Health Span (Yes, You Can!)

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

While most people are rarely confined to the complete inactivity of bed rest, we are all affected -- incrementally -- by lower levels of physical activity. Ultimately, this has significant implications for how we think about what it means to grow old, and indeed, what "normal" aging really is.

Lack of Physical Activity Found as Harmful as Poor Diet and Smoking

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

While some progress has been made to reduce tobacco use and alcohol consumption and to promote healthier eating habits, the lack of regular physical activity has not yet been widely recognized as a standalone health threat.