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Mayan Move?


December 23, 2012

Today is December 23rd, and it’s somewhat obvious that the Mayan calendar was off on their projections. With that being said, I  believe it is also obvious that there is something wrong

with the lack of movement in today’s society.  Below are just a few tested and documented reasons why we should all MOVE!

Strong Evidence

  • Lower risk of early death
  • Lower risk of coronary heart disease
  • Lower risk of stroke
  • Lower risk of high blood pressure
  • Lower risk of adverse blood lipid profile
  • Lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Lower risk of metabolic syndrome
  • Lower risk of colon cancer
  • Lower risk of breat cancer
  • Prevention of weight gain
  • Weight loss, particularly when combined with reduced calorie intake
  • Improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness
  • Prevention of falls
  • Reduced depression
  • Better cognitive function

Moderate to Strong Evidence

  • Better functional health
  • Reduced abdominal obesity

Moderate Evidence

  • Lower risk of hip fracture
  • Lower risk of lung cancer
  • Lower risk of endometrial cancer
  • Weight maintenance after weight loss
  • Increased bone density
  • Improved sleep quality

Evidence against moving …. there is NONE! What are you waiting for? It’s time to get FIT.

It is also time to wish each and every one of you a very Merry, Happy, Healthy and FIT Christmas.

In good health,


“Leave all afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.” -Thomas Jefferson