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Move more every day to combat a sedentary lifestyle

May 24, 2018

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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch

Matthew Solan is the executive editor of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He previously served as executive editor for UCLA Health’s Healthy Years and as a contributor to Duke Medicine’s Health News and Weill Cornell Medical College’s … See Full Bio
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June 26, 2018

take a garden to plant.
I rented a small piece of land. Every day, after job, I am going there to water/clean etc. 1000 steps and more than 100 abdo’ exercises combined with knee fitness :). Now I need to hide all the leaves onto my food 😀 😀

May 29, 2018

They always talk about people who are around 75. How many 75 to 85 are active? Just curious.

Sandy Beitsch
May 29, 2018

I agree 100%. That’s why I am not subscribing to Walking for Health; the time I would have spent sitting down and reading it is better spent on my climbing the 537 stairs in my hi rise condo! But nice try.

Charles Barker
May 28, 2018

Best advice: Fitbit

Lure D. Lou
May 28, 2018

This is a pathetically small amount of exercise. People should walk at least 10,000 steps per day and do some body-weight exercises like planks, push-ups, squats. Adding real weights will also help with maintaining cardio and muscle fitness. And the exercise needs to be combined with a healthy, primarily plant based diet.

Hamza Bashir Ahmad
May 25, 2018

I think the vegetable portion seemed excessive too, until I read the book “The Green Revolution” then I realized how much green leafy vegetables we really should be consuming to stay healthy in this day and age. The only way I could get our entire family to consume this amount and more was by drinking them! We now make a green smoothie everyday and the kids love them, and the amount of greens you can consume is incredible, and very convenient.

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