Monday, January 6, 2014

Go ahead, pick one (resolution)

This morning in the Globe, they asked 15 health and fitness experts the following question: "What is one thing Canadians can do to be healthier this year?" One of them talked about a "new" treatment.

"There is a superexpensive new drug coming out. It reduces heart disease by 60%, cancer by 27%, Alzheimer by 50% and arthritis by 47%. It is now our best treatment for fatigue and low back pain. It cures a third of erectile dysfunction, and cuts anxiety and depression by 48%. People even lose weight on that stuff... OK, it's not new or expensive or even a pill. It's walking. If I had to pick one, I'd say movement is the best medicine.", says Mike Evans (staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital, associate professor of family medicine and public health at the University of Toronto).

Who knew! 
(Full article here)
Read this post about my favourite walks for winter days in my two walking guides
Toronto Urban Strolls 1 & 2.

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