Move Well - Prevent The Consequences Of A Sedentary Lifestyle
Our topic this month is Move More – Move Well. We feel it is an important topic and today we are sharing ideas to help you Learn How To Move Well To Prevent the Consequences of Sedentary Lifestyle
A sedentary lifestyle increases a person's risks for many ailments, but some are far graver than others, such as cancers, heart disease, obesity and its related implications and other life-threatening conditions and illnesses.
We have included a link to an article from Hopkins Medicine to provide a bit more info on why moving more and moving well is so important for your health and fitness. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/sitting-disease-how-a-sedentary-lifestyle-affects-heart-health
• Walk when you have the chance and when you can choose to do so. It is as simple as choosing the stairs over the elevator. Allowing yourself to utilize your daily activities to move your legs and increase blood flow is a privilege that we all have access to.
For example, take mini walks at work, 5 minutes for every hour you’re at the desk, walk to the furthest bathroom, walk-in place during TV commercials, park further away and walk around while on the phone. Another idea is to go places that require you to walk, such as the zoo versus a movie theatre.
• Standing when you don't have to is essential to preventing the effects of long-term sedentary living. By doing so, you are forcing blood to circulate to your limbs. Some examples include standing on public transport, standing for 15 minutes every 3 hours when at your desk or get a standing desk, stand while on phone, stand during commercial breaks and stand while reading.
• Start small but aim big. This step is less about a specific action and more about a mindset that is needed. Starting small by setting minor goals and executing them is step one to preventing the effects of this disease of the mind that plagues the body. Aiming for them to continue and grow is the next part of the transition.
• Stay consistent. To prevent the consequences of sedentary disease from burdening your life, you must remain consistent with your practice of regular activity. This means enforcing discipline upon yourself, taking accountability for the moments you don’t practise discipline, and taking pride in the moments you do. Staying consistent with your small goals and planning for long-term objectives is essential for anyone to avoid the impact of health that is connected to the sedentary disease.
How will use these move more - move well tips to help you live your best active lifestyle? Share any comments or ideas below.
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Next month our topic is - Sedentary No Longer. We are introducing a Walking Challenge and if you are interested in signing up for our Free Walking Challenge Next month register here -
We have outsourced our lifestyle for way too long!