Collier and Lee Counties Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed

Sit Less to Live Longer

Increasing Movement Adds to Longevity

Ljupco Smokovski/Shutterstock.com

For those that don’t move vigorously throughout the day—whether stuck behind a desk or lying on a couch in front of a screen—there’s good news in a recent American Cancer Society study: Replacing just 30 minutes a day of stationary time with such moderate physical activities as brisk walking and dancing reduces the risk of dying over 14 years by a whopping 45 percent. Even light activities such as walking slowly, playing pool and doing housework like vacuuming for half an hour reduce mortality risk by 15 percent.


This article appears in the June 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Building a Bridge of Awareness Over Southwest Florida’s Troubled Waters

The numbers of individuals and grassroots organizations championing clean water as a human right continue to expand, so too do the visible actions taken by local residents who are passionate about not only cleaning up Southwest Florida waterways and estuaries, but also about drawing down the level of CO2 in our planet’s delicate biosphere.

Organic Skincare & Bodyworx Takes a Gentle Approach to Healing

The mission of Organic Skincare & Bodyworx is to create a safe space for clients and staff to breathe, relax and rejuvenate not only healthy skin, but also the body, mind and spirit.

A Love Affair with Food

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, For Goodness Sake customers chat with Lisa Ji, while she whips up their tasty sandwiches, wraps, soups or chili choices on the café menu of the popular health food store in Bonita Springs.

Meditation CD Showcases Southwest Florida Healers and Spiritual Teachers

Gulf Coast Meditations will premier in outlets such as Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and Apple Music. CDs will also be available at locally frequented spiritual outlets, yoga studios, wellness centers, spas and more.

Calusa Waterkeeper Hosts Movie Premiere and Panel Discussion

The nonprofit Calusa Waterkeeper will continue its series of forums about the negative public health effects of harmful algal blooms with Public Health Alert – Florida Water Summit 2 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., August 5, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, in Fort Myers.

Add your comment: