Fit over 50 Update — Phone apps up physical activity

General Health
In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: “If you’re plopped on a bed, couch, or chair right now,” write the editors of Reader’s Digest, “you might have what is arguably the most common health problem in America today—sitting disease.” That might sound silly. But prolonged sitting—sedentary living—has been shown by researchers to play a significant role in many of the most troublesome health issues of our time, from obesity and heart disease to diabetes and depression.Fit over 50, Tip #1, MOVE!, page 149 Order Fo50 Here Reuters tells us, "Phone applications that remind users to add more physical activity in their routine, such as walking a certain number of steps daily, have been found to be somewhat effective, according to…
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