By Marina Aagaard, MFT
Hey you, don’t just sit, your body is getting sick of it …
It is vital to keep moving during the everyday, not just during exercising.
So this is for coach potatoes AND fitness fanatics:
Never ever completely stop …
walk, run, jump and hop.
Never ever sit for too long,
it’s not healthy and simply wrong!
Several studies indicates, that sitting for longer periods is a major risk factor for disease, independantly of regular exercise, a.o. “Role of low energy expenditure and sitting in obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”
(Hamilton, Hamilton, Zderic, 2007).
An Australian study found, that the simple act of interrupting a period of sitting with any kind of physical activity, even at low intensity, results in an improved metabolic rate and reduced waist circumference (Healy et al. 2008).
Get up and stretch (photo: CPhotography):
Back, forward, side to side and rotation.
FitnessWellness in less than 1 minute!