Recent Blog Articles

Exercise & Fitness

Activity: It all counts

GettyImages-959057594
April 23, 2019

Disclaimer:

As a service to our readers, Harvard Health Publishing provides access to our library of archived content. Please note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content on this site, regardless of date, should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician.

Comments

Simone Salviati
April 28, 2019

I was rather asking myself if people really do want a healthier and longer life rather than an happier and shorter life. I think that nowadays almost everyone knows the uncountable benefits of activities, sport, exercise and good habits, despite this fact sedentary people are not persuaded to move: do they prefer a shorter life since depression is raising?

Bob
April 25, 2019

A very good read. But why won’t people take healthy living as a solution? I think there is a certain amount of physical laziness and sedentary habits that dominate living today and the solution is only offered after something breaks and often the solution offered is a pill as the cure. If a prescription drug is a cure then why the need for getting “repeats”. You’re cured Right? In the old days drugs had a poison label rating marked S and a number but these are no longer there while exercise and healthy home cooked food has the side affect of good health and the likely avoidance of
chronic illness but that would mean adding life style changes and minimal health education to the mix to get long term benefits which can lead to happiness. Not worth it I guess. I can not think of happiness without attaining the goal of long term health. So simple yet so far away. Food for thought.

Commenting has been closed for this post.

You might also be interested in…

Starting to Exercise

What can improve your mood, boost your ability to fend off infection, and lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and colon cancer? The answer is regular exercise. It may seem too good to be true, but it's not. Hundreds of studies demonstrate that exercise helps you feel better and live longer. Starting to Exercise answers many important questions about physical activity. It will also help guide you through starting and maintaining an exercise program that suits your abilities and lifestyle.

Read More