Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How everyday movement will prevent pain, Illness, and Early Death – and Exercise Alone Won’t

Dr. Joan Vernikos, former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division and author of Sitting Kills, Moving Heals, presents a scientific explanation for why sitting has such a dramatic impact on your health, and what you can do about it.

She was one of the primary doctors assigned to keep the astronauts from deteriorating in space, and what she found has profound implications for each and every one of us.

She talks about how “standing every twenty minutes” and all of those other things our Grandmothers and Grandfathers used to do day-in and day-out, out of necessity, kept them in better physical shape than today’s exercise programs. Perhaps we all need to step back to yesteryear and plant, weed and harvest a garden.