Topic #167: One health story making the rounds is how sitting too much all day will kill you. Since you are likely seated as you read this, don’t panic. We want to help.

Since we here at WordPress.com want you around, and blogging, forever, we’d like you to get up, right now, and do some push-ups.  How many do you think you can do? Write it down. Then go do ‘em. And write a blog post about the results. Did it feel good? Did you do more or less than you guessed? According to fitness scientists, a 40 year old woman should be able to do 16. A man, 27.  And Jack LaLanne was doing push-ups into his 90s. See The Simple Push-Upfor more background on this curiously useful exercise.

I actually took this challenge, I was amazed that I did over 50 push-ups. Yes, some might say that that is a low number, but how many of us actually can do more.

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