Try Activity Burst Everywhere (ABE For Fitness)! Developed by my current mentor, Dr. David Katz, a world-renowned expert of nutrition and physical activity and director of the Yale-Griffin PRevention Research Center where I am currently working, this website brings small bursts of powerful exercise to your office, home or hotel room...and it's FREE! The workouts can be done in business attire and are perfect for those of us who can't get to the gym or park to work out (first of all, you are not to blame given our increasingly "obesegenic" environment and secondly, you are definitely not alone!). Scientifically, small bursts of activity are just as effective as longer moderately-intense workouts! (Haskell WL, Lee I, Pate RR, et al. Physical activity and public health: updates recommendation for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2007; 39 (8): 1423-34)
Dr. Katz's research on nutrition and activity bursts is internationally-acclaimed and evidence-based. It's making waves in schools (Activity Bursts in the Classroom - ABCs For Fitness) and now at home and work! You can peruse his website at www.davidkatzmd.com for tons of information on nutrition (including numerous books that he and his PhD wife, Catherine, have written over the years and info on the NuVal nutrition scoring system being used in various supermarkets throughout the northeast (and being piloted in Texas!)). He's also the President of the Turn the Tide Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to fixing the obesity epidemic. All in all, he's a Prevenitve Medicine superstar and has been featured on numerous talk shows (including Oprah and Dr. Oz!!!!!!!!!!!!) and was even nominated for the position of Surgeon General. I couldn't imagine working for anyone more exciting than Dr. Katz right now!
So, check it all out and get MOVING!
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