The silver bullet?


Is there really a ‘silver bullet’ for improving health?  Check out this YouTube video and see what you think!  Thank you to the Spirited Life pastor who pointed us to this fun and inspiring piece.

Besides the  encouragement and motivation this video offers, I also like how it reminds us that the numbers on the scale are not the only thing to consider when thinking about the benefits of exercise.  Even short stints of walking can have a significant and positive impact on a variety of conditions: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, just to name a few.  Consider the figure below where WC= waist circumference; BMI= body mass index; CRF= cardiorespiratory function.  In each case where a person transitions from sedentary to being more active, CRF improves, thereby decreasing risk of disease and death, even when BMI and WC stay the same.Image: © 2008, Pulsus Group Inc. All rights reserved.

-Katie Huffman

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About Katie Huffman

Katie is a Wellness Advocate with the Clergy Health Initiative. She has an undergraduate degree in History and French and a Masters degree in Gerontology; prior to her current position, Katie worked as a social worker in a retirement community in Chapel Hill. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, spending time outdoors, baking, and hanging out with her husband, Noah, their daughter, Ada, and two kitties, Grady and Gracie.

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