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.