MU Exercise Physiology Professor Frank Booth doesn’t just talk the talk on exercise. He runs the run. His regiment, when it allows, is to jump on treadmill in his office — yes, in his office — twice a day for high-intensity interval training.
Booth also regularly runs the 1.3-mile route from his home to his office, using his car only for big errands like trips to the grocery store.
And sometimes, his dog – a lab-boxer mix named Run — yes, Run — comes along for the jog.
But Booth’s hobby is indiscernible from his work life. His main goal through his research is to inform people of the true danger of not getting enough exercise. And in the early 2000's he coined a term in for this very risk: sedentary death syndrome.