Notes From the Fieldby Martin Weil

January 21, 2013

Sitting is the “New Smoking”

We Americans sit an average of 9.3 hours a day, longer than the 7.7 average hours we spend sleeping. The lack of physical activity has substantial consequences, both to us personally and to the cost of our healthcare, according to this article from the Harvard Business Review. The death rate associated with over-eating and obesity is now 35 million in the US, compares with just 3.5 million for tobacco. Walk more, stand more, bend over – any amount of physical activity you can add to your everyday routine helps, the more the better.

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