In this TED MED talk from 2010 Dan Buettner explains the research he did together with National Geographics to unveil the secret behind living to be 100+ years old.
As you might expect Dan’s research supports the Nano Workout lifestyle and if you got 19 minutes to spare I can highly recommend this TED talk.
The research boiled down to what they call the Power 9. Pay extra attention the what’s rated most important.
1. Move Naturally
2. Have a purpose
3. Down Shift
4. Eat until you are 80% full
5. Eat plants
6. Drink 1-2 glasses of wine every day
8. Loved Ones First
9. Right Tribe
A recent UK study showed that the main excuse for not exercising is lack of time, but at the same time half of the participants spent 30-60 minutes every day texting and 30-60 minutes on Facebook.
People spend a lot more time on social networks than taking care of themeselves.
The recent study was commissioned by the HIIT fitness system and included 1000 participants.
Among the women, 75% stated that the would like to be in better shape, but 40% said that a lack of time prevented them from working out. But at the same time almost 60% of the surveyed women stated that they spent 30-60 minutes texting every day, and 47% spend 30-60 minutes on Facebook. As for the men 70% state that they don’t have enough time but 45% spend 30-60 minutes on Facebook. I couldn’t find any numbers on texting for men.
Although it appears that it’s not the lack of time which is the problem but rather a lack of motivation and ability to make exercise a part of the daily routine.
It appear that there are many people who would benefit from learning about Nano Workouts since this lowers the threshold for working out to a minimum. Personally I think I’m going to start enforcing a small exercise penalty each time I open Facebook. It might get painful because I’m there quite a lot.
The new Nano Workouts logo is a remider to always make an effort, and always take the stairs.
A couple of months back a changed the Nano Workout tagline to – Always the stars. The idea was to remind you to always make an effort, that even small things matter. I have grown quite fond of the tagline and I think it’s here to stay.
Now some time has passed and I wanted to update the Nano Workout logo to fit with the new tagline to make sure everything tied together well. So last week I made an effort and created a new logo for the site.
The idea was to use the stair as a symbol for Nano Workouts and incorporate that into the profile. I wanted to keep a quite clean look and create something which didn’t require many colors.
I’m quite happy with the result. What do you think?