Do you want to make more money, have your brain working at its optimal best, and get more love? Then pay attention to this
Studies have shown that people who are physically active are more likely to enjoy all these benefits than those who live most of their lives sitting or sleeping(a.k.a the sedentary lifestyle)
A sedentary lifestyle is any activity done in a sitting or reclining posture requiring low levels of energy expenditure for at least 6 hours a day according to the CDC
With the advent of technology, most of us spend more time on our phones, and when at work, we are sitting for long periods in front of a PC. Our leisure time is spent in front of a TV and when we’re on the move from point A to B, we’re either sitting in a car or on a bike.
When you add up all the time we spend doing these it’s way past the 6 hours and we do this every single day.
Even if you’re one of the select few who exercise daily but still live a sedentary lifestyle, you’re still prone to the negative implications that come with sitting disease(as known by medical professionals)
Some of these negative implications include feeling depressed and anxious, developing heart diseases, and even death. – The statistics behind this information are factual.
The number of people suffering from disease and death associated with being inactive continues to grow daily and we don’t want you to be part of that statistic
Here are some more stats to show you how BAD sitting/lying down for long periods is for you
Scared yet? Because you should be. These are all facts and facts don’t lie
So How active do you have to be to avoid all these?
The short answer is MOVE for a few minutes(10minutes) for every 2 hours you’re sitting if you can help it.
They’re smartwatches and phone apps that can help you set reminders to do just that.
The American Heart Association recommends the following on how much activity people should strive for on a weekly basis for adults and kids
We started this post with some benefits of moving around but let’s face it – That in itself is not motivation enough for you to adopt this new habit if you’re not used to it.
You know that being physically active helps
But still very few adopt this lifestyle because they are not motivated enough
For anything to change in our life – motivation is KEY. The pain for things to not remain the same or the pleasure of what we can get is the major driving force
For instance, If I told you I’d give you 1 million naira to work out daily for the next 60 days, I am sure you would find the motivation to do just that.
You must have seen trending videos of husbands “encouraging” their wives with money while they work out… funny but it works.
As humans, we are more likely to do something when we know we’d be getting something in return or losing something if we don’t
The problem with movement is that we rarely see the result(good or bad) because it takes time to compound – just how smokers ontinue to smoke despite the many health warnings
That’s why we scared you with many of the downsides of inactivity and now it’s time to tell you some more benefits so you make this a habit.- These are all backed scientifically
Moving as regularly as possible can help you with
And doing this doesnt have to take hours… neither do you have to register at the gym.
So we’re sharing more ways you can get more movement in your life
We hope ths helps you live a longer healthier life.
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