The Benefits of Simply Getting Outside

The Benefits of Simply Getting Outside

Americans now spend an alarming 93 percent of their time indoors, despite the benefits of getting outside.

We have become an indoor species, which is having consequences on our physical and mental health.

Staying inside is detrimental on its own, especially since indoor air can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. We’re also often sedentary and tethered to a digital device while inside. (more…)

The Most Common Reason People Don’t Walk More for Exercise

The Most Common Reason People Don’t Walk More for Exercise

In this article I talk about why, unlike in Europe, many people in the US do not walk more. I used to think it was laziness until I visited southern Europe. I live in the U.S. where 2/3 of adults are overweight or obese. But in Spain, France, Italy, Montenegro, and Greece, I was astounded to see sidewalks crowded with pedestrians, in contrast to the empty sidewalks in America. And almost nobody was overweight. (more…)

Too Old to Work Out? Think Again

Too Old to Work Out? Think Again

I just read a disturbing Study Finds article that reported that: “Six in ten Americans said at the beginning of 2019 that this would be the year they finally get in shape, according to a recently survey. Yet two in five respondents now admit they feel “too old” to get back in the gym. In fact, the survey of 2,000 adults found that on average, the age when most in the survey felt too old to work out regularly was just 41 years old.” (more…)

The Perils of Inactivity: Why You Need to Move

The Perils of Inactivity: Why You Need to Move

If I had to use one word to sum up the biggest danger to a happy and successful next phase of life, it would be “inactivity”. The perils of inactivity are real to your physical and mental health. You’ve got to keep moving and you’ve got to keep thinking because what doesn’t move atrophies. Wasting Away in Margaritaville is a fun song, but your wasting away wherever you are is a very bad thing indeed. (more…)

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