Recipe for Chronic Disease

Royan Health Risks, Healthy Lifestyle, Productivity, Tips and Tricks, Wellness GPS 3 Comments

Sitting is the New Smoking

According to recent research from a new cadre of public health advocates, sitting for extended periods throughout the day is an independent risk factor for chronic disease such as heart disease – even with allotments for exercise. Sitting down too much, for too long, is bad for our health.

The typical American work day looks pretty much like this vicious cycle: 1) drive to work, 2) work for about 8 hours with maybe a one hour lunch break, 3) drive home, 4) sit in front of the TV, 5) go to sleep, and 6) do it again…

This is the definition of a sedentary lifestyle, and unfortunately it’s also the perfect recipe for developing a chronic disease: obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety, cancer…  the list goes on.

So find a standing desk, walk or bike to work, go for an evening/sunset hike instead of parking in front of the tube…  Revolt against the inertia that leads to illness!!

Royan Kamyar, M.D., MBA is founder and CEO of Owaves
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Comments 3

  1. I have Parkinson’s Disease so I don’t know if you can tailor one for a particular condition motivation is a big factor and the app itself with its bright colours makes me want to use it, it looks interesting before even using it
    Andrew from UK
    PS where can I fund out what each symbol means

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      Hi Andrew!

      Thank you for the kind and supportive note. Absolutely, our plan is to come up with Programs specific to various diagnoses. We plan to begin rolling out this program as soon as early next year. It might be a little while longer before we have one specific to Parkinson’s, but I’ll be sure to update you personally when we do.

      Please see below for a Key to the symbols in our system :

      Heart = Love/Social
      Running Shoe = Exercise
      Briefcase = Work
      Beach Ball = Play
      Star = Miscellaneous
      Yin-Yang = Relax/Meditate/Pray
      Zzzz = Sleep
      Fork and Knife = Eat

      Meanwhile, please don’t hesitate to contact me further with any Q’s:
      858.829.7817 cell


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