Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Take a Workout Break

Do you ever think of working out as a break from your every day life? Probably not. In fact, a lot of people find it to be just another thing on their list of things to do. Which really, if crossing something off a to-do list is what gets you to the gym – then keep at it. But here is a different approach for you.

Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital. This Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way.

In the video clip, Dr. Evans goes on to talk about the various chronic illnesses that plague many American’s today, and how there is one simple thing that EVERYONE can do to help stop that: exercise.

He goes on to challenge people to only be sitting and/or sleeping for 23 1/2 hours a day. Really. That means 30 minutes of activity where your body is moving and you are sweating.

I might go on to add that in order to lose weight, more than 30 minutes is often necessary, and little more intense than walking is necessary. However, walking for 30 minutes is a fabulous place to start. And this is a fabulous way to think about it.

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