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Why Prolonged Sitting May Be Worse Than You Think

Move By Design

With the world rapidly changing, more people than ever are moving their primary work environment home. With the convenience, decreased travel times, and lowered office expenses, has also come a rise in sedentary desk activity… aka sitting!

With research suggesting we are now sitting for 12+ hours a day, up from the 10 hours of our waking time being sedentary, there’s little question that the short and long-term effects of prolonged sitting won’t be good.

Over the past decade, it’s been well documented that extended periods of sitting has negative health consequences, many of them even unexpected, much like the increased risk of developing Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

On the surface, negative consequences for spinal health seem to be obvious, but upon closer examination, the effects of prolonged sitting go far beyond simply achy shoulders and headaches.

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A Common Mistake Many Parents Make

Life By Design

Recently, a mother of two boys asked me “I know it’s important that my kids get outdoors but I can’t find a way to motivate them… What can I do?”

It turns out she had recently read my article about Vitamin N (if you haven’t checked it out, it’s probably a good idea to give it a read first…) and she was really concerned about her 11 and 13-year-old sons, who typically preferred to stay indoors playing more sedentary games and usually put up a fight when presented with outdoor options… Especially in the heat of the summer.

If you’re a parent of ‘tweens (that’s 8-12) maybe you can relate too. This seems to be a fairly common concern when their interest in nature and the outside world gets replaced with iPhone’s and Xbox’s.

Incidentally, did you know that research demonstrates the majority of a child’s lifelong health habits are formed by the age of 12?

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The Unknown Cost Of The Food You Feed Your Family

Eat By Design

Healthy TV Episode 075

There are costs and benefits to specific foods, and in Episode 074 I gave you a good strategy for choosing the right foods to fuel your body…

Click HERE to go back and watch it now.

But there is one other food cost that is rarely considered, and it could be the difference between a good meal and a great one…

Watch the video to find out to find out exactly what I’m talking about!

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Is Sugar Causing My Headaches?

Eat By Design

Is sugar causing my Headaches?

Healthy TV | Episode 068

I’ve had a grand-total of 3 migraines in my life and those are some of the worst days I can remember…

The thing patients tell me most often is that they’re frustrated about not being able to find a solution… They tell me there’ are lots of ways to mask the pain, but nothing that corrects the underlying problem.

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