“One Hour of Activity Needed to Offset Harmful Effects of Sitting at a Desk” – The Guardian, July 27, 2016
This article offers a salutary reminder. Sitting behind a desk is bad for our health, but new research shows that at least an hour of physical activity a day may offset the harmful effects of sitting at a desk for eight hours.
“How Exhaustion Became a Status Symbol” – The New Republic, July 25, 2016
A great book review. Each age remakes exhaustion in its own image. In today’s age, burnout or exhaustion caused by workplace conditions is depression’s more palatable, more prestigious cousin.
“The Campaign to Make You Eat Kimchi” – Priceonomics, July 26, 2016
Kimchi has been called one of the top food trends of the year. A product many people had never heard of a few years ago is now ubiquitous at grocery stores. Why? Here’s a hint: It’s for the same reason that every food trend rises. Like everything else, it’s all about marketing.
“Lack of Exercise Costs World 5 Million Lives a Year” – Reuters, July 27, 2016
The first study quantifying the global costs of physical inactivity was recently published in The Lancet.
A Striking Stat:
In a very conservative new estimate, physical inactivity now costs the world $67.5 billion a year. As the study only measured five of 22 diseases directly linked to physical inactivity, the real costs are likely to be two to three times higher.
Scientific journal, The Lancet, 7.2016