Student or Learner
Workouts are no antidote to death by desk job
- 04 July 2013 by Richard A. Lovett
MICHAEL JENSEN is talking to me on the phone, but his voice is drowned out by what sounds like a vacuum cleaner. Or maybe it's a lawnmower. I'm used to bad connections, but Jensen isn't using Bluetooth on a busy freeway. He's in his office at one of the US's top medical research facilities.
"I'm sorry," he says when I ask about the noise. "I'm on a treadmill."
I'd had a similar experience earlier with David Dunstan, an Australian researcher who talked to me on his speakerphone as he walked around his office at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne.
It's not that Jensen and Dunstan are hyperactive. Rather, both are exercise researchers looking into the link between sitting down and premature death. And what they have found is clearly disturbing enough for them both to make sure they spend ...
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