Stop Sitting Around

200570995-001If you want to improve your health, even if you're an avid exerciser, you need to avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time, Rick and I discuss on PodMed this week.  That's according to a study in Annals of Internal Medicine, where irrespective of whether regular exercise was a part of the regimen, those who sat for prolonged periods experienced greater all-cause mortality as well as that from specific diseases.  Rick offers a number of practical ideas for getting moving in the workplace, which is, of course, where most of us spend a lot of time at the desk.

Other topics this week include a lack of benefit seen with bathing patients in the ICU with chlorhexidine daily, exciting results from an uncontrolled trial using stem cells in folks with multiple sclerosis, and lackluster results from intracytoplasmic sperm injection versus standard techniques for infertility. Until next week, y'all live well.

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