Great article from the NYT about a study published last year on the impact of fitness on lifespan. Why is this paper important? Because it followed a population of men in Sweden for almost 50 years. That’s unheard of today, especially in the mostly idiotic fitness community, which follows people for a few months or years and then proclaims some strategy or another to be valid.
As Gretchen Reynolds writes:
Being out of shape could be more harmful to health and longevity that most people expect…The study finds that poor physical fitness may be second only to smoking as a risk factor for premature death.
As I have written elsewhere…sitting is not the problem. It’s fitness.
The New York Times: Being Unfit May Be Almost as Bad for You as Smoking. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw_Le-zSw
Categories: disease prevention