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Sedentary Lifestyle

Even Regular Exercise Isn't Enough To Cancel Out Too Much Sitting

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who are too sedentary, even if they do exercise frequently, are more likely to develop hear...

What Sitting Is Really Doing To Your Body

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Is sitting really the new smoking? That seems to be the consensus. This video from AsapSCIENCE -- a YouTube channel that delivers a "weekly dose of...

Nurses, Waitresses and Hairdressers Stage Protests Against Standing Desks

Dr. Gregory Soltanoff | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Soltanoff

Well no, that didn't really happen. But in my mind, I keep expecting it to. Here's how the fantasy goes.

Exercise in a Bottle: Nestle's Quick 2.0

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The idea of finding the benefits of exercise in a bottle has been the stuff of myth, until now. Recent research suggests this long sought genie may...

Sitting All Day Can Make Everything Hurt, But There's A Way To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Typically, when we think about enduring an injury, we imagine we have to do something -- and usually do it wrong -- to bring on the pain. But somet...

Your Health in the IT Era: How Technology Is Cleaning Up Its Own Mess

Dr. Gregory Soltanoff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Soltanoff

We've come to a pivotal moment where a need created by technological advances is once again being filled by technological advances. That is what makes technology so exciting -- its ability both to shape and be shaped by humanity. So find a tech-health product that fits your needs.

If Sitting Is the New Smoking, How Do We Kick the Habit?

Lance Henderson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lance Henderson

By embracing the notion that sitting is the new smoking, we have actionable steps we can take to save lives and change behavior in the same way the tobacco control movement has saved the lives of millions during the last half century.

Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up for Your Life

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Chairs are killing us. Prolonged sitting has been recognized as a major health hazard. A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine takes ...

Yagana Shah

Study Reveals Surprising Habit That Will Help You Live Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty

If you're reading this at your desk or on your couch, you might want to stand up first. While many of us think we can counter the effects of sitting a...

The Truth About What Sitting All Day Is Doing to You

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

Active breaks can help us all avoid the harmful effects of sitting all day. Take an active break at least once an hour, and remember that an active break can be effective even if it is as short as a minute or two.

Here's Proof That Exercise Changes Everything

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

While most of us are probably aware of the powerful benefits of regular exercise, we're clearly not all convinced: Just about 20 percent of American a...

Get A Grip: Handshake as Predictor of Longevity

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The idea of assessing an individual by his handshake is nothing new. However recent research suggests that you may be able to judge much more than character.

How to Experience the Benefits of Exercise Without Moving

Elaine R. Ferguson, MD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine R. Ferguson, MD

Physical activity is protective of our health and so is spiritual activity.

Study Reveals Dangerous Consequence Of Sitting Too Much

Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty

Long hours chained to your work desk could really be harming your health, a new study reveals. Researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg Schoo...

When to Exercise: Timing Is Everything

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

You don't need money. You don't need a gym. You don't need equipment. You don't need another person. For a remarkably small investment of time you can dramatically lower your risk for the most common diseases of our time.

Treadmill Desking: One Cure for 'Sitting Disease'

Abby Sims | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Abby Sims

Treadmill desks are becoming a valuable commodity in corporate wellness programs, which generally tend to benefit healthy individuals even more than those in greatest need, such as the overweight or obese.

Unfit Doctors Withhold Lifesaving Intervention

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

A generation ago no one paid any attention to the lifestyle, fitness or health of the doctor. It was assumed that a cardiologist could be overweight and even smoke and still be an effective cardiologist. We now know that the health of the healer directly impacts the patient.

How Sitting Too Much Is Making Us Sick and Fat -- And What to Do About It

Chris Kresser | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Kresser

There's no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we've had to exert ourselves -- often quite strenuously -- to get food, find shelter and simply survive.

Being in the Dark Is a Good Thing: Darkness and Disease

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past century there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of depression, sleep disorders and obesity. New data suggest that at least part of this increase could be due to the ever-growing exposure to light at night.

How Often Should I Exercise?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If I had a buck for every time I was asked this question, I'd be a rich man. It's a great question, and helps frame a conversation about what it means to be fit.

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.

The Aches And Pains Of Getting Older

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.07.2012 | Fifty
Jeffrey Shaffer

When you're young and something starts hurting your first thought is, "Gee, when's that going to get better?" When you're old and something hurts you think, "Oh great, when is that going to get worse?"

Your Job May Be Killing You, And 8 Things To Do About It

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

It turns out work may very well be the death of you. Bad managers are the culprits behind enormous health costs and can be a "major source of mise...

Team Up With Me: It's Time for Kids to Move

Ashley Robinson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Ashley Robinson

When I was growing up, you couldn't get me to stay inside for anything. Now I come home and there isn't one single kid outside. They're heavier, and not as healthy or happy, and it's pretty clear to me why. These kids need to get up and move. Now.

Many Americans Are Content With Early Death Due to Inactivity

Jill Lawson | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

Many of us know, yet few are willing to admit, that sitting, being sedentary, and living a computer-bound life lead to early death. These facts are so startling, yet there are still so many struggling with adopting an active lifestyle.