So much evidence is mounting that points to our body’s need for motion to stay healthy yet our schools and work environments are constricting movement more and more each year.
Researchers from the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) found that for every hour a person watches television life expectancy drops 22 minutes.
An interesting study out of the University of Queensland has determined that for every hour spent watching television lifespan is decreased by 22 minutes and goes on to compare the dangers to that of smoking two cigarettes in an hour (relating to heart disease and stroke). The total impact of either activity could lower an average life expectancy by five years according to the researchers.
A picture is worth a thousand words and this site offers a graphical view of the dangers of sitting and how to comat them using a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
Health Care Should Be for Everyone, But So Should Individual Care of Health
While the President and Congress grapple with how to provide health care to all Americans perhaps it is time to reflect on why we are in this mess in the first place.