Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death -- and Exercise Alone Won't

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Linden Publishing, Nov 3, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 150 pages
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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User 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

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User 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


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Joan Vernikos, PhD, is a motivational speaker and a stress expert. She is the former director of NASA's life sciences division and a member of the space studies board of the National Academy of Sciences. She is the author of The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging. She lives in Culpeper, Virginia.

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