Sitting Is a Hazardous Activity

Cleveland Clinic is the best hospital in the country (perhaps the world) for hearts and heart-related matters, according to most measures and rankings. So what they say about hearts matters. And here’s some of what they say:

Turns out, your work to keep [your heart] strong is a key to longevity. While it’s not surprising that exercise is good for you — and for your heart — it may surprise you to learn that exercise that tests your heart in a controlled manner on an ongoing basis can actually add years to your life.

Which isn’t surprising. But this might be: “[S]edentary behavior and regular exercise are likely independent of each other.”

Hmmm, I thought. You mean all my walks, cycling, and weight lifting doesn’t offset all of my sitting and sedentary “activities”? Here’s what the Cleveland Clinic had to say about that (emphasis added): Continue reading

77% Aren’t Getting Enough of This

Location matters. Culture matters. Especially when it comes to exercise. And fitness.

According to the CDC, 77 percent of us are slugs. We fail to get enough exercise.

Mississippians are the worst. The best state when it comes to exercise and fitness is the one I’m not allowed to mention around the house. My wife thinks I believe this state is perfect. She’s tired of hearing about it. So I won’t mention it. At home. Continue reading