We all know that physical activity is important, but new research suggests that taking even a few weeks’ break from your regular physical activity routine could do a surprising amount of harm. Many people like to joke, “I don’t stop moving, because once I do, I’ll never be able to start again!” but it turns out that joke holds a great deal of truth.
In a study led by Kelly Bowden-Davies at the Institute of Aging and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool, healthy adults without any history of obesity or type 2 diabetes were asked to limit their physical activity for two full weeks. They opted for the elevator instead of the stairs, the bus instead of walking, and the couch instead of the gym. Read More