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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Are You Sitting down too long?

James Levine, M.D., PhD., a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn found that obese people sit for about 2 hours and 45 minutes more a day than lean people.

A diabetes journal article supports Dr. Levine's position by highlighting that "It is not uncommon for people to spend one-half of their waking day sitting, with relatively idle muscles. The other half of the day includes the often large volume of nonexercise physical activity.
(SOURCE  http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/56/11/2655.full.pdf+html)

Authors of the book Blue Zones have traveled the world to re-confirm what has been proven time and again - active living and regular exercise makes for ageless aging.

Spring has sprung, so let's move it. If you are in Detroit, then you can join me every Tuesday in May for the Muscle Madness workout at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. (FREE for members, $5 for non-members). 7:30 pm bring your mat and 3-5 lb weights. We'll slim down by toning up!

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