When you move more every day, you can experience first hand how small moves can turn into big wins. Put your feet into action and make every move count! Dr. Rodgers of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease tells us…
Reference: Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
You may surprise yourself by simply rethinking how you typically spend your day. Here’s a cool fact from The Office of Disease Prevention: You don’t need to be active for long periods of time to get the activity you need for a healthy body, which they tell us is at least 150 minutes, or 2 hours and 30 minutes a week (for example: 30 minute walks 5 days a week).
They tell us, you can even do short, 10-minute spurts of activity 3 times a day on 5 or more days a week. A few tips to work those in:
Reference: The Office of Disease Prevention at Health.gov.
According to The Mayo Clinic, research has linked too much sitting with quite a few health concerns — a long list of issues that include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Not good.
One study compared adults who sat only two hours a day in front of the TV or other screen-based entertainment with those who logged more than four hours a day doing the same. Those with greater screen time had:
The risk isn’t limited to TV watchers. Any extended sitting — whether it’s behind your desk or your steering wheel — can be harmful.
So get up out of the chair! After you get up, here’s what you do next:
Reference: the Mayo Clinic: Answers from James A. Levine, M.D., Ph.D.