Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Is Sitting Killing You?

Sitting my actually be killing you! According to a news release from the American Heart Association people are spending far too much time sitting. As they get older the problem gets worse resulting between 8 and 10 hours sedentary a day. They recommend moving throughout the day in addition to your 30 minute exercise routine.

Most people spend a lot of time sitting and this is going to get worse. We are in a world where work and recreation are often done sitting at a desk. By the end of the day, many of us have exceeded the danger mark.

That doesn't me we are doomed to cardiovascular heart failure. We can mix up our day with a little activity. For example, every half hour to an hour you can put in yoga or other aspects of fitness to keep your blood circulating.

If you don't have the ability to do that because of work constraints try and stand up every half hour or so. You can also try working while standing or exercising in place by putting your knees up or doing squats. 

The main point is that as we become more sedentary in our lives we will want to ensure that take care of our health and fitness needs. This means trying some things that were not tried before. The biggest point is that we must move instead of sit and take breaks from sitting too long. 

No comments:

Post a Comment