Time to Walk

A doctor friend posted this on Facebook this morning. Powerful stuff, especially if you aren’t convinced that you have time to make exercise part of living a healthier life:

Some key takeaways:

  • Doing something really is better than doing nothing. According to one study, adding one hour of exercise a week reduced women’s heart disease risk by half (~5:10 into the video)
  • Those who spend 6 hours a day watching TV can expect to live about 5 years less than those who do not. Six hours sounds like a ton of TV, but apparently, the average adult in the US spends about 5 hours a day watching.
  • You can commit to walking just 30 minutes a day. Really, you can. Just walking. That leaves you 23 & a half hours a day to sit, sleep, and generally be a couch potato. Are you worth it?
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