For a person who weighs 150 pounds, 10 minutes of lying on the couch watching TV burns about 15 calories. If you simply sat up, you would burn 20 calories. Walking in place for 10 minutes burns 40 calories, jogging bumps you to 90. Adding a leisurely 10-minute walk a day can burn 14,600 calories … Read More

  The benefits of exercise are undisputed including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles, and reducing the risk for disease. Researchers at the University of California San Diego recently showed that just one, 20 minute session of moderate exercise can also stimulate the immune system producing an anti-inflammatory response. Forty-seven people walked on … Read More

The typical American adult spends 3 to 5 hours a day watching TV. Each hour of TV averages about 12 minutes of commercials. Researchers had men step in place at a moderate pace during the commercials. The men burned 150 calories, more than double the amount of calories they would have used sitting and watching TV. … Read More

20% of Americans are meeting the federal government’s physical activity recommendation for both aerobic and muscle strengthening activities. 50% are meeting the aerobic activity guidelines – walking, jogging, bike riding – and 30% are involved in strength training activities each week. As a nation we are heading in the right direction. … Read More

Most of us can walk – from the end of the parking lot, around the mall, through the building at work, around the neighborhood, or in the park. But we don’t. The average American walks very little. Research reported at the 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association cited Canadian adults living in the … Read More

Most obese adults started as overweight kids. Researchers have found that to initiate good health habits as adults you need to start when children are in preschool, between the ages of 3 to 5. This is a critical window to teach important, lifelong health habits. Kids need to understand how their bodies work. Good food … Read More

Aim for 100 steps a minute – moderate intensity exercise is a great recipe for good health. Use a pedometer and aim to walk 3,000 steps in 30 minutes or 100 steps per minute.   … Read More

Researchers found that women in their 70s who were the most physically active and ate the most fruits and vegetables lived the longest. A healthy diet and high levels of physical activity are the strongest predictors of health and a long life. It’s never too late to start living well. A study from Sweden showed a healthy … Read More

Couch potatoes beware – for each hour you spend in front of the TV daily you increase your risk of dying from all causes by 11%. You have a 9% higher risk of dying from cancer, and an 18% higher risk of dying from heart disease. Start moving!   … Read More

Researchers looked at over 38,000 people, 18 to 80 years old, who either ran or walked regularly and found that both groups reduced their risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. Regardless of whether you choose to walk or run, if you do it regularly you are investing in your future … Read More