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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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 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.