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
- 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