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.
Jonesing for a Krispy Kreme donut but wishing it contained the daily requirements for fiber and vitamins, or a cheesesteak that would provide the low fat protein to fuel a turbo charged day? In reality most Americans fight off the after lunch malaise daily, trying their best to eat a balanced diet and still watch their waistlines increase every year.
Numerous studies in recent years have shown that walking on a regular basis lowers an employee’s incidence of stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s, however scientists are just now uncovering the exact reasons why.