What we know for sure in this day and age, it’s highly likely you find yourself in the sitting position for most of the day. But did you know that living a sedentary lifestyle is a leading cause of a number of life-threatening diseases? No matter what your profession is, doctors all over the globe agree that it’s time to start moving, or face the dire consequences. Today we have one idea to share with you to so you will Reset Your Fitness Practices To Help You Live Your Best Healthy Life
Let's Talk About How Does Sitting Effect Health?
The human body wasn’t built to sit all day. And if you engage in more than 8 hours of sitting, this starts to cause serious damage to your circulatory system.
According to Dr. Erin Michos at Hopkins Medicine, once you hit 10 hours or more of sitting per day, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases dramatically.
As does your risk of dying from a stroke, this is because your heart isn’t working that hard to pump the blood in your body when you sit.
And it’s not just your heart which suffers.
When you sit all day, your muscles relax, and when this happens, they absorb very little glucose from your blood, and the scientists at Harvard Health have found this to be a leading cause of diabetes.
And sitting for long periods of time can also lead to a high risk of obesity, which comes with a whole host of additional chronic diseases that could ultimately lead to death.
Exercise & Moving Well Improves Your Health
The first reason it is a good idea to revisit your exercise and movement practice is because of how beneficial exercise is for your health. There is no longer a question about this.
Sadly, many people only think of exercise as a way to lose weight or tone up, it can be more powerful to look at it as something good you do for your body, your mind and your general good health.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your lungs, heart and cardiovascular health. It is important for the quality of life as we age. Exercise can help with improved energy and vitality to name a few benefits.
In addition, using resistance or weight training helps you to become stronger, more flexible, and makes it easier to prevent serious injuries.
We wrote more on this idea here - https://www.wendybottrell.com/blog/life-reset-your-exercise-practice-for-these-simple-reasons
What we know for sure is that walking is the link to living a healthy and vibrant life. We believe walking inspires the mind, activates the body, and nourishes the soul.
Join our FREE Walking Challenge Here - This is appropriate for all fitness levels, though it is tailored to beginners. You will also get a tip a day, which gives you a little more insight into how to walk, what to wear, going outside or using the treadmill, and even journal entries about your experience.
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We have outsourced our lifestyle for way too long!