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23 and a Half Hours

While catching up on Twitter yesterday, I came across a video via Runner’s World that I thought was too good NOT to share. It’s a “Visual Lecture” (basically someone draws/writes on a big white board while someone narrates) that delivers a very important and powerful message about health.

The video is a little long (9 minutes and 19 seconds to be exact) and starts a little slow, but I promise it’s worth it. Although I’m sure that most of you reading this blog probably already follow the doctor’s advice in your regular lives, I believe that the simple message is worth sharing.

Plus – by now you all know that I love stuff like this. THIS, my friends, is pretty much what my profession is all about.

So watch, discuss, and share widely.

ETA: If you can’t watch the embedded video, click here to view on YouTube

I watched this with EC last night and then proceeded to make him suggest he stand with me during the second half of the Breaking Bad episode we were watching (one more season to catch up on before the season 5 premiere. Think we’ll make it?!). I’m sure that I’m such a peach to date.

10 Responses to 23 and a Half Hours

  1. I watched this last night via Twitter as well. Love it!
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  2. This is such a cool video! I love stuff like this. Do you watch the Ted Talks? They’re less visually cool but they have all kinds of people talking about really cool, interesting things. I’m a total nerd, but I subscribe to Ted on itunes and I get super excited every time I see that a new video has downloaded.
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  3. I love every little thing about this video. I’ve actually edited a video that’s similar to that in art direction. But thats about as far as the similarities go.

    I wish ad agencies and health insurance companies would do more ads like this. Imagine if a you saw a 30 second spot on TV where the message is just that simple: Can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 23.5 hours? I mean how powerful is that? It makes you put it in perspective. Out of all the hours in the day, how hard is it for you to do a half hour of some form of working out? Thanks for sharing LB.
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  4. Love it! Thanks for sharing. I especially love the last line.
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  5. I LOVE stuff like this too! ANd I love that you love it. I can’t think of anything more interesting and worth making your life’s work about. :)
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  6. I love this! I actually want a treadmill or standing desk one day when I’m an attending because sitting at a desk actually hurts my SI joint!

    It really is true — fitting in running may seem daunting, but when you compare it with what you spend the rest of your day doing — I mean, I’m sure I spend a half hour on twitter or something a day!
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  7. WOW!! What a great video. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  8. it is sooo funny because aaron came home from the doctor the other day and was pretty much told to do this. to just take 10 minute breaks throughout the workday. now he is getting up and going and walking 10 minutes on the treadmill (he works from home) every hr or two :)
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  9. Definitely watched the entire thing…and it’s crazy how EASY it is to reduce health problems but how hard it is for people to do. I always laugh when people hear how much I run (which I don’t think is THAT much compared to some people) because they usually say something like, “How do you have time to run that much??” Well, first of all…if it’s important to you, you’ll make time. And secondly (lastly?), I have very few TV shows that I watch all the time. Of the two that I like to catch, I think I have the last three weeks on DVR because I haven’t watched them yet. So I tell people that I spend the two hours they spend watching TV out on the roads. (That being said, blogging/reading blogs takes up a lot of time too, and isn’t too different from watching TV.)

    The sad part I find is that instead of walking for thirty minutes per day, people would rather take a pill. It makes me kind of sick just thinking about it.
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  10. Great message so here’s a tip I learned from some experience. I had both back problems and obesity/hypertension/diabetis so I enrolled in a Cardio rehab program that had me walk at the YMCA on an indoor track the constant incline on the track coupled with the back condition had me doing the recumbant bike only I asked to use the tread mill but was told this was frowned upon because it reduced the benefit so instead of progressively getting more and more benefit I got none save the bike the experts are not necessarily right Im now using a gyms treadmill which for my mass and prob is better

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