Posts Tagged ‘health care costs’

The high cost of sitting

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

After last week’s totally goofy fitness “advice,” this Friday I have a guest post that’s a little more serious. We all knew about the dangers of the natural disasters that hit us last week. Now fitness expert Darvis Simms alerts us to a new danger lurking in our living rooms:

I just got back from an annual weekend Fitness Symposium where I learned many interesting things. However, the most shocking fact was the health care cost of inactivity is approximately $150 billion per year. That is the cost of not moving enough to see any kind of health benefits associated with regular exercise. Sitting Is Hazardous To Your Health! (more…)