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Move more every day to combat a sedentary lifestyle
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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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 😀 😀
They always talk about people who are around 75. How many 75 to 85 are active? Just curious.
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.
Best advice: Fitbit
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.
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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