Tuesday, January 17, 2012

23 1/2 Hours

Do you think it's possible to limit your sitting and standing to 23 1/2 hours per day? This is the question that was posed by Dr. Mike Evans, an associate professor of family medicine and public health at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Evans makes a convincing point to walk at least 30 minutes per day and staying active. He cites numerous studies that depict walking as "natures best medicine". For example, in one study he discusses how Japanese researchers found workers who walked to work decreased their likelihood of of developing high blood pressure for every 10 minutes walked.

Check out this cool video that illustrates Dr. Mike Evans' short discussion on the question above. It's educational  and entertaining - especially if you're a sucker for whiteboard illustrations like I am.

Sit back, learn and enjoy!


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