Archive for August 3rd, 2006

Want To Live Long?

August 3, 2006

2837158878.jpg We all know the benefits of being active. We likewise know the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle. But as more concrete data on the benefits of physical activity come our way, the better informed we are about it!

In a recent article published in the Journal of American Medical Association this July comes a very timing article… at this time that the world is embracing a worldwide epidemic of obesity!

This is the better study so far analyzing the effect of exercise. The study showed that for every 287 kcal/d in free-living energy expenditure, there is an approximately 30% lower risk of mortality. This estimated energy expenditure is equivalent to performing 75 minutes of activity a day .

Some activities of daily living that can meet this metabolic equivalent include household chores like vacuuming, mopping the floor, and washing windows; child / adult care, walking at a pace of 2.5 mph, and non-sitting work, or volunteering. Of note, this accumulation of energy expenditure from activity comes from the usual daily activities and not necessarily from volitional exercise.

The study therefore has one clear message:

That Energy Exependiture From Activities of Daily Living like Walking, Climbing Stairs, or other Household Chores can enhance ones SURVIVAL!!!

No More Excuses…You Can Be

Active Anytime…Anywhere!