Move More and Live Longer

Move More and Live Longer

I’m not sure that we needed another study to tell us this, but we got it anyway. A new study found that sitting too much is a serious health threat. The study found that Americans are inactive about 55% of the time (I would have guessed the amount of time to be much greater, actually).

The study projected that if you can keep your sitting time to less than three hours a day, you will live an additional two years. Cutting TV viewing to less than two hours a day should add 1.4 years to your life.

I know from personal experience, and I am sure that you do too—if you move more you feel better, have more energy and sleep better at night. The more I sit, the less energy I have, the less creative I am, and the more my back and neck hurt. That idea of a treadmill desk needs to go mainstream.

The study can be found online: BMJ Open

Read the On Track with Barix newsletter for some great ideas about adding more movement to your day. 


About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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