Get Up! by James A. Levine audiobook

Get Up!: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do about It

By James A. Levine, MD, PhD
Read by Gildart Jackson

Blackstone Publishing 9781137278999
7.52 Hours 1
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From the codirector of the Mayo Clinic / Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk comes a fascinating wake-up call about our sedentary lifestyle. That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up!, health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negative consequences on our health, and is a leading cause of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Over the decades, humans have moved from a primarily active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives—from social interaction to classroom design. Levine shows how to throw off the shackles of inertia and reverse these negative trends through simple changes in our daily lives.

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From the codirector of the Mayo Clinic / Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk comes a fascinating wake-up call about our sedentary lifestyle.

That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up!, health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negative consequences on our health, and is a leading cause of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Over the decades, humans have moved from a primarily active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives—from social interaction to classroom design. Levine shows how to throw off the shackles of inertia and reverse these negative trends through simple changes in our daily lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“We are learning that the percentage of time you spend sitting is a significant influence on health: the lower the better. In Get Up! Dr. Levine explains the science accounting for this effect and offers practical advice for changing our habits. I recommend it.” Andrew Weil, MD
“Noting that the average American sits for thirteen hours each day, Levine, the inventor of the ‘treadmill desk,’ shows how a life spent sitting can lead to any number of health problems.” Publishers Weekly
“Levine mixes fascinating research, levity, and sound advice in a call to action against the modern sedentary life.” Booklist

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Author Bio: James A. Levine

Author Bio: James A. Levine

James A. Levine is a world-renowned professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic who travels around the world working with street kids. He has won more than fifty major awards in science and gives lectures to humanitarian groups around the world. Levine is the author of The Blue Notebook.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 7.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English