We are designed to move, not to sit. Each time I see survey results like those made public by the CDC earlier this week, I think about how our culture places such a high value on staying parked on our posteriors (in case you’re wondering, I work at a “standing” desk). Can we re-engineer our lives to put a higher priority on physical activity? We’re certainly struggling against a powerful tide, immersed as we are in what has been termed an “obesigenic” culture. Swimming against the currents of daily commutes of ever-increasing length and duration, ceaseless advertising for over sized portions of high calorie foods and beverages, and endless exhortations to sit while passively consuming “screen” media may seem impossible…but heck, if salmon can jump UP waterfalls, I think we can find creative ways to sit less and move more. Now get outside and play!


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