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Simple Step Curtails Death Risk

From eNewsletter 11/18/2020

DID YOU KNOW that according to a new study from The Journal of Nutrition, evidence suggests that fish consumption is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, and mortality and, therefore, should always be considered as a healthy animal-based dietary source of protein. Note this study was on consuming fish protein, not just fish oil.

COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Continue with extra immune support until summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 is not going away anytime soon. Moreover, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There are influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 is our must-read protocol. COVID-19 Condition Monograph For those interested in conventional and integrative treatments for COVID-19, Steve has written COVID-19 Condition Monograph.


Steve and Bonnie:With all of the day-to-day madness, it is easy to overlook the simplest steps we can take to maintain our health. We often forget that something as simple as movement can help.

Undoing a sedentary lifestyle is one of the easiest ways we can improve our health. Two recent studies found that even light physical activity, including just standing, can benefit health, and we are still sitting too much.

It is well-documented that exercise and other moderate-to-vigorous physical activity reduces the risk of many age-related chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, numerous cancers, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. However, a the study from Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences confirmed that just standing still was associated with lower risk for mortality in American women, ages 63 to 97.

Those women who spent the most time standing had a 37 percent lower risk of death when compared to the group who didn't stand up as often. While the highest group was standing still almost 90 minutes per day, a lower risk of death was observed by standing still for as little as 30 minutes per day. The positive effects of standing were even stronger when participants were standing and moving around at the same time.

The idea is to avoid prolonged sedentary (sitting) time. Our rule of thumb is to get up every 20 minutes. Initially, you may have to set a timer on your phone to remind yourself. Eventually, it will become second nature.

Of course, modern technology has a lot to do with sedentary lifestyle, especially during the pandemic. But we can use it as a positive. Set that timer on your phone to stand up and move. Use a meditation app to lower stress. Watch television but watch half of it while standing. These are just a few of the many simple, creative steps you can to take to increase movement.


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