When I first heard it I thought, “Ick! It sounds like something I don’t want to know more about.”
However, sitting disease is something most of us have in common – myself included.
Sitting Disease is another term for a sedentary lifestyle.
* Sit in your car while you drive to work
* Sit at a desk all day while you work
* Sit on the couch when you come home from work
You probably have sitting disease.
And here’s the most shocking news…
…exercising for twenty to thirty minutes a day isn’t enough.
Sure, exercising helps burn calories.
However, scientists are finding out that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the primary causes for:
* Heart disease
What Can You Do to Live Longer, Healthier and prevent Sitting Disease?
Your body was designed to move. Movement triggers many beneficial functions in your body including hormone release, balanced metabolism, better brain function and even better sleep.
The good news is that you don’t have to engage in intense physical activity. In fact, continuous moderate activity is preferred. Simply walking places instead of driving each day helps.
Take breaks from your desk and walk. When you talk on the phone, stand instead of sitting. If you can walk on a treadmill at home while you watch television – great!
A simple and easy tool to Avoid Sitting Disease
One great way to make sure you are avoiding sitting disease is to get a pedometer. This simple five dollar device counts your steps. If you can swing 10,000 steps each day you’re in great shape to avoid sitting disease.
And those 10000 daily steps will help you lose weight quickly and keep it off for good! Learn more about how to lose weight and keep it off with Ongoing Journey to Thin!