Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death -- and Exercise Alone Won't
This groundbreaking new medical work demonstrates how modern sedentary lifestyles contribute to poor health, obesity, and diabetes, and how health can be dramatically improved by continuous, low-intensity, movement that challenges the force of gravity. Citing her original NASA research on how weightlessness weakens astronauts' muscles, bones, and overall health, the author presents a simple and effective plan for maintaining good health throughout life by developing new lifestyle habits of frequent gravity-challenging movement. Written for everyone who spends most of their lives sitting in chairs, at desks, and in cars, this practical, easy-to-follow action plan outlines simple gravity-challenging activities such as standing up frequently, stretching, walking, and dancing that are more healthful and effective than conventional diet and exercise regimens.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JolleyG - LibraryThing
This is a pretty basic book with a pretty basic message: get up off your arse as many times as possible during the day and move that body. It's a very practical book with lots of examples of the many ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Amniot - LibraryThing
The author worked for NASA and argues that sitting or lying down for too long weakens us, just like lack of gravity has an adverse effect on astronauts. They come back from space missions with poor ... Read full review