The Dangers of Inactivity

Oct 15, 2013

Chances are good you’re sitting down as you read these words. After hearing what Dr. James Levine, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, has to say about sitting, you might find yourself standing a lot more. That’s because Dr. Levine’s research suggests that spending most of your day sitting and physically inactive – at work, at home and everywhere else – won’t just give you a sore back: there’s a good chance it could lead you to an early grave. Dr. Levine joins us Wednesday to explain the dangers of inactivity.


  • Dr. James Levine is a professor of medicine and an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. His research focuses on obesity and inactivity.
  • Paul Holbrook is a certified personal trainer with a master's degree in gerontology. He's the founder of the gym Age Performance in Salt Lake City, which trains adults aged 50 and over