Fit over 50 Update — Start moving, reduce heart disease

General Health
In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we devote a whole chapter to MOVE! 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 #12, MOVE!, pages 149-156 Order Fo50 Here Reuters reported researchers found that “sedentary older adults” who “start exercising” will “lower their risk of heart disease.” For the study, “researchers examined data on more than…
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