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Activity: It all counts

April 23, 2019

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Dr. Monique Tello is a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, director of research and academic affairs for the MGH DGM Healthy Lifestyle Program, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, and author of the evidence-based lifestyle … See Full Bio
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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?

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.

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