Inactivity and death.

“…inactivity has surpassed obesity and smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the world.”

Because I am all about prevention!

Movement is life. Hippocrates said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”

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Move or die young! Am I being too dramatic?! Movement is essential to longevity and proper function of the body into old age. Hicking, yoga, biking, martial arts, walking, lifting weights, swimming – anything, as long as we move. Does not have to be too strenuous, in fact, exercise causes stress on the body and too much or too vigorous – is not good, cortisol goes up as well as inflammation. I also may add, changing it up is a good idea. The body needs functional movement, a variety of exercises is the best way to keep the weight off, to manage stress, to prevent overuse and injury and not to get bored.

“…inactivity has surpassed obesity and smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the world.”

A great article by Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD, DHL (Hon) for Medscape Health Professional Network. He believes that doctors aren’t doing enough to get patients to exercise, they do not lead by example, they do not speak about it enough and do not promote exercise as a vital part of a getting and staying healthy. I would…

Here is the link  to a full article by Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD, DHL (Hon)

 

Source: my old blog post Inactivity and death.

 

To your health,

Elena

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