One of the most exponentially growing public health issue is the sedentary lifestyle is taking over people’s daily lives!
These sedentary lifestyles are growing all over the globe while also having a wide range of chronic health conditions!

The guidelines for Americans and their physical activity levels are supposed to meet at least moderate intensity with minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity every week!

A sedentary lifestyle may include:

  • sitting, lounging back in a recliner, or even laying down which all have a low energy exertion!

Studies suggest that ~ 21% adults even meet the regulated physical activity guideline!
Studies also suggest that ~ 5% adults may perform 30 minutes of physical exertion a day!

Hazzards of a Sedentary Lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle can factor in favor towards obesity, diabetes, and other types of cancer.

Studies have now consistently revealed that living a sedentary lifestyle may factor in favor towards:

Long periods of an inactive body may reduce your metabolism and impair the body’s capability of controlling blood sugar levels, regulating blood pressure, and even breaking down fat!

Brain and Mental Awareness

If you live a sedentary lifestyle you will than notice that your lifestyle will have a major negative impact on your own mental awareness and well being!

Studies suggest that while you live a sedentary lifestyle that you will have a tremendous increase of risk with depression

How to Live your Life outside a Sedentary Lifestyle!

A more active lifestyle can significantly reduce the chances of chronic health conditions, mental health disorders, and premature death.

Increase your Physical Activeness!

Studies have evidence and show that physical activity which include: exercise and even sports, can simply reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even early death!

Studies also show consistency with exercise improving brain and mental health!

It’s best to mix a diverse variety of cardiovascular exercises that include: running or cycling with strength training exercises, which can include: any kind of weight training or body weight exercising.
Going for a minimum of 30 minute runs and accomplishing two 30 minute workouts of strength training exercises a week will be sufficient in order for you to meet the bare minimum of the physical activity guideline!

Reduce Time under Sedentary!

If you constantly engage yourself into physical activity you will then reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease!

Physical activity is far more important than people allow to realize!

Some good ways to reduce the amount of time you live a sedentary life on a day to day basis:

  • Standing instead of sitting within public transportation
  • Walking to a destination, rather than other forms of transportation
  • Take a simple walk during your lunch break
  • Set friendly reminders for yourself to stand every 30 minutes when you’re simply working at a desk or a sedentary work station
  • Simply invest in a work station you can stand at or ask your work to provide one for you
  • Spend some more time doing the daily things you do not want to do:
    • chores around your home
    • DIY projects
    • Gardening
  • Make excuses to leave the building you are in
  • Take phone calls outside and even walk around while on the phone
  • Spend your free time being active doing something rather than living sedentary
  • Get up and walk during commercials
  • Start using stairs whenever you can instead of an elevator

What did we learn?

Studies and facts have evidence of a sedentary lifestyle leading to severe health conditions!

Many people don’t even meet the minimum physical activity guideline and are simply at risk of obtaining a health issue or problem from living too much time in the sedentary life!

You can simply reduce the risks of a sedentary lifestyle by increasing the amount of physical activity that you do on the daily and simply by performing the techniques above to reduce the time spent under a sedentary lifestyle!

Thank You for Reading!

Once again thank you for reading my content and I hope that if anything that I have bestowed upon you, the reader, as well as the audience with information, knowledge and wisdom to better yourself and even others if you so feel and see fit!

Until next time,


Joshua – CPT, CSN, Online Entrepreneur

13 thoughts on “Vitality of an active lifestyle! – Why you should NOT live a sedentary lifestyle!”

  1. Hey Joshua, It certainly makes sense that having a sedentary lifestyle is going to affect your healthy negatively. Our bodies were made to keep moving and sitting around with no exercise is headed for disaster. There are a lot of ways to exercise by moving more and doing the things you normally do. I always fine ways to add steps to my day and walk more. I find I can think more clearly too when I’m more active. Thanks for your healthy tips!

  2. Very important topic. I enjoy daily yoga, pairs volleyball 3 times a week and a run every now and then! Does my body great! Everyone needs to just move more, like you said, It does your mind good too, mental health as well as physical.

    1. I agree, Lance! Thank you for your feedback!
      I’m glad this article helped you and you enjoyed the article!
      I believe this is a very vital key to our daily happiness and success through living an active lifestyle!
      It’s pretty amazing what just a little bit of action with your body can do to for your mind and body!
      Thank you Lance for your experience!

  3. Hey Joshua,
    I love the way you are upbeat and positive. You also have some really good ways of improving a sedentary lifestyle. I do know how important it is to stay active in body and mind as we get older. I see so many people who sit in front of the TV in a recliner and have no desire to improve. If they read your post it would motivate them to be stronger and more active.
    Thank you

    1. Hello Laura!
      Thank you for your kind words!
      I’m so happy you can relate and that you understand the importance!
      You have experience and I’m glad you shared your experience!
      It’s pretty wild when you look at the norm of society and what is considered popular is actually in turn a way of living a sedentary life in some if not most aspects of living!
      I’m so happy you found this article to be important and enjoyed it!

  4. This is definitely a true to purpose article for sure! I agree with you about having to exercise and changing lifestyle into a more active one. I just had surgery done a couple of days ago and I cannot wait to get back to my workout routine! It was just a minor surgery. Thanks for the article.

  5. I workout 5 days a week at a bootcamp and when I get home, I sit and work on my online business. When you described what a sedentary lifestyle is, well, that pretty much is my life when I get back home.

    I definitely agree, it’s very important to increase our physical activeness… every hour or so, I get up, do some stretch because as the day goes on, I get quite stiff anyway from all my active workouts. You mentioned 30 minutes… as a break and do something else. I think that’s exactly what I need to do.

    Thanks for the helpful information.

    1. Hello Monica! Thank you for your feedback and sharing your experience!
      You should try using that mindset and take it into action and let us know how it’s going!
      I’m glad this article interested you and you enjoyed it!
      I’m also happy you found it helpful!

      If you need anything just send me an email at!

  6. You are right, sedentary lifestyle is not good for our health. Nowadays many of us are so busy at work, and we forget to exercise!
    I walk to my work place everyday, 30 minutes each way.
    Thanks for your post and your Tips.

    1. Hello Christine and thank you for sharing your experience!
      I’m glad this article interested you and you enjoyed it!
      That’s a great cardiovascular exercise there with 1 hour of cardio just going to and from work!
      Keep it up that is great news!

      Your welcome and if you need anything just send me an email at!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *