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I can’t remember how I came across this video, but I’m glad I did. Feel free to watch the whole thing here if you’ve got a spare ten minutes, but if you don’t, here’s the point in just a few sentences. Dr. Mike Evans, the narrator of the clip, conducted research on general wellness and what causes our most prevalent ailments. He concluded that if there’s just one thing we could do for our health, one thing to deliver the highest possible benefit with the least amount of hassle, it’s light exercise.

Thirty to sixty minutes a day of walking is staggeringly effective in battling heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. It’s also good for your brain—reducing both anxiety and depression. Even just a small amount of light exercise, doing something rather than nothing, greatly improves overall health and quality of life. Can you limit your daily intake of sitting and sleeping to just 23.5 hours?

I don’t know about you, but this Adventure Capitalist is going for a light jog in Central Park. What are you going to do today to be active? Tell us below or tweet at us @WIREDInsider.

|  January 7th, 2012
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