For over 3 years now (where does the time go!?), Travis and I have been discussing a variety of topics on Obesity Panacea. While some topics appear only once, partly due to our personal biases regarding their relative importance, other topics come up again and again. For instance, there has been no shortage of discussions on the benefits of physical activity and/or the hazards of being sedentary. We repeat this message over and over again simply because we strongly believe in its implications, and because we are constantly reminded that the majority of our society does not. But sometimes words aren’t enough. Sometimes it takes a very simple, yet highly effective YouTube video to get the message across.
This past weekend, my partner, Marina, showed me a under 10-min video created by Dr. Mike Evans from the Health Design Lab at the University of Toronto that absolutely blew my mind.
In asking the simple question: “Can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 23.5 hrs per day?”, this video nails the importance of physical activity in a manner that can appeal to everyone. Please watch it, show it to your friends and colleagues, and forward it to anyone who you think would benefit from the message. The last time I was this excited about a video was when we posted the “Piano Stairs Experiment” some time ago.
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