Get off the couch & turn off the TV!

All the technological advances have made many tasks easier, faster and less expensive. Our bodies have also suffered with the increased use of laptops, tablets, smartphones and smart TVs. Prolonged sitting has been shown to have many detrimental impacts on the body. On the contrary, physical activity has been shown to have many beneficial impacts on the body. One: bad. The other: good. The study below shows high levels of moderate activity (60-75 mins per day) eliminate the increased risk of death seen with high sitting times. However, interestingly enough the same level of physical activity only reduces and does not eliminate the risk associated with high TV viewing times! Moral of the stor

'Age is Just a Number'

'Age is just a number'. 'You're only as old as you feel'. While these statements are thrown around consistently, we can't ignore science and human physiology. Our immune system starts to decline 1-2% from our 20s making older individuals more susceptible to infections, cancers and certain diseases/ conditions. *Link below* is a study that shows how exercise helps prevent the immune system from declining giving you added protection to infections. This study looked at 125 cyclists and, using T cells as immune markers, found that participants in their 70s and 80s had the immune systems of participants in their 20s! A separate study, which used the same participants, found these older individual

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