If you are active, you will find this article interesting, refreshing and one that will bring a smile to your face.
If you are not active, you will either not like this article or be motivated to start moving. It is that important!
In short. . . . the more you sit, the worse your health will be. . . the earlier you will pass. And it does not matter how fit or fat you are.
You have a desk job. When you come home, you say you are tired and just pack it in for the evening. Maybe watch TV or a movie. Read a book or something. This doesn’t really bother you because you eat well and train 2 or 3 times a week for 40 minutes. Sorry to break the news to you, but it is a bother.
A growing body of research shows that people who spend many hours seated, die at an earlier age compared to those who sit less. EVEN if the “sitters” exercise!
Up until recently, if you were active for at least an hour a day, you were considered fit and healthy (for the most part). Now, a huge body of evidence has emerged which states that sitting increases risks of death and disease. In fact, it is similar to smoking in that if you exercise, eat well. . . and smoke, the latter trumps everything.
The average person sits 64 hours per week, standing 28 hours and spends another 11 or so, milling about. Translation: It is about 9 hour per day of sitting. Our body is designed to move, period. When it does not get the required movement AND exercise, disease or worse, inevitably finds us.
Why? Short answer is metabolic shutdown. Muscles, particularly those in the legs have reduced circulation. Therefore, a person uses less of the blood sugar, burns less fat and increases risks of diabetes and heart disease.
You have options. You can read this article and dismiss it, explain it way or simply laugh. This will produce one set of results.
Or, you can take the information and adjust your lifestyle. Move, get active. Use this as the catalyst for the lifestyle change you have been wanting to make for a long time now. Adding exceptional nutrition, a program that includes Doc Wellness Formula among others and a lot of passion in your life, and watch the changes.
Follow your fascination! Move. Get active. Be a participant in life!
David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school – Dr. Orman’s Wellness School.