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Michael Greger MD

Michael Greger MD

Posted April 16, 2013

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Treadmill Desks: Stand Up For Health

Read More: exercise, lifespan, physical activity, treadmill desk, treadmills

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A few months ago the New York Times ran a piece reiterating the hazards of prolonged sitting, which is associated with a shorter lifespan-even in those who exercise regularly. Our bodies were built to move.

My 2-min. video Standing Up For Your Health is my contribution to the subject. In fact, I'm walking on the treadmill desk I feature in the video as I speak! (well, write). I'm now up to 17 miles a day! (though at only 2.5 mph).

More on the benefits of physical activity can be found in my videos Exercise & Breast Cancer and Reversing Cognitive Decline.

It's important to keep in mind, though, that what we eat may be even more important. See:

-Michael Greger, M.D.

PS: If you haven't yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here and watch my 2012 year-in-review presentation Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death.

Image credit: dietbruboy, HandsettBattery, ginatrapani, Shreyans Bhansali, massdistraction, and KOMUnews


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