Blue zone secrets to longevity
The supercentenarians (those who live to 110 and beyond) “all walked several miles each day throughout their working lives. They never spent much time, if any, seated at desks.”
Us, though? It’s a different story.
“Technological innovations have led to countless minor reductions of movement. To clean a rug in the 1940s, most people took it into their yard and whacked the bejeezus out of it for 20 minutes. Fast-forward a few decades and we can set robot vacuum cleaners to wander about our living rooms as we order up some shopping to be delivered, put on the dishwasher, cram a load into the washer-dryer, admire the self-cleaning oven, stack some machine-cut logs in the grate, pour a glass of milk from the frost-free fridge or thumb a capsule into the coffee maker.”
Perhaps time to give the robot vacuum cleaner the day off?