For those who have been following the study that says exercise doesn't help you lose weight, etc.
Epidemiologist and researcher Steven Blair has come out and said what should have been said all along. The biggest threat to our health is not heart disease, cancer, or even diabetes. It is inactivity.
In case you are wondering who this person is, Blair was the senior scientific editor of the 1996 U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health. He works at the University of South Carolina and is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on exercise and health.
Our lives are designed around inactivity. This is very sad to me.
I very much enjoyed the book Cheaper by the Dozen, and think Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, who helped found much of the science behind saving motions and time, and designing equipment to be less fatiguing to workers, among other things, were geniuses. If there was a faster, easier, and, let's face it, lazier, way to do it, they wanted to find that way, to save time and movement. This is brilliant, if you then use that time for other, productive things. Exercise and activity that keep you healthy can be one of those productive things. If you save the time only to waste it lying on the couch constantly, it is just folly.
Incorporate movement and activity into your day. You won't regret it.
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