Thursday, March 14, 2013

We're just big slugs

Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, Mar 12, 2013, says we don't "move" as much as we say we do.

Even young people! Even young people who say they are not sedentary.

The goal is half an hour a day of moderate or vigorous exercise. People have all sorts of pedometers and apps to see if they are getting it.

This said Americans take an average of 5,117 steps in a normal day. Here, with my arthritis, I am nowhere near that. That sounds high to me as an average, too.

The daily goal is 10,000 steps. A mile is 2,000 steps. Do you walk five miles a day?

Watching a lot of TV, another study said, means more risk of death--even if you do exercise.

Even exercise cannot counter sitting! Jeez.

One recommendation is to march in place during all commercials...This can up your steps by 3,000 a day.

Funny story--we were going to take some magazines over to the assisted care center. The guy offered us a tour. We said we are too rickety to take a tour of the old folks home.

This is not good, people. Don't do what I do.

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