Sitting Disease Busted! A Drastic Revamp for a Healthy Life
Sedentary lifestyle or “sitting disease” has a lot of negative effects on our mind and body. A lot of people do not realize that physical inactivity is the leading cause of many common illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, colon and breast cancer, obesity, and gallstone formation. We all want to live a longer and healthier life and now is the best time to begin with it.
What is the Most Effective Way to End Physical Entrapment?
If you spend most of your time sitting in front of the television or computer, then, you are one of those who suffer from physical entrapment. Indeed, it is equally important to integrate physical activities to your daily routine. Doing 10-15 minute stretching, walking, and ergonomic activities are great ways to improve blood circulation. While going to the gym would keep you physically active, investing in good fitness equipment at home is also a better way to keep a healthy lifestyle despite a busy schedule.
Is Sedentary Lifestyle More Harmful than Smoking?
I hate to say this, but, yes, it is more harmful. While everyone may have said that smoking is dangerous to your health, a sedentary lifestyle could even bring more health risks than cigarettes. In fact, a recent study by the University of Hong Kong reveals that 20 percent of deaths in people aged 35 was caused by physical inactivity rather than smoking.
Can I Afford a Healthy Lifestyle?
Healthy living is priceless; however, it could mean personal effort and dedication. There are a lot of ways to keep your body in top shape, and the best thing is, it’s free! Here are some tips that can help you live a healthy life without spending too much.
Drink Enough Water – Did you know that you can lose weight by drinking water? One research reveals that overweight/obese water drinkers lose 4.5 pounds because it helps them feel less hungry. Further, drinking enough water replenishes lost nutrients whenever we perspire, breathe, and urinate. You may be confused with how much water you need to drink. Well, this may vary with different factors such as humidity, weight, and performed physical activities. But in general, our body needs 2.7-3.7 liters or 8-10 glasses every day.
Get Enough Sleep – Sleep deprivation greatly affects the way our body stores carbohydrates. Thus, a person’s appetite will be affected by the altering levels of hormones, which can result to weight gain. Thus, lack of sleep impacts a person’s learning, memory, mood, and cardiovascular health.
Exercise – Our body is designed to move. Indeed, movement means life. Thus, lymphatic fluids (the clear fluid found outside the cell) has to be collected, filtered, and distributed to different tissues to ensure good health and better blood circulation, which can be more effective if a person is physically active. It is not necessary, however, to spend most of your time and money in the gym. There are simple ways to do exercise, such as choosing to go up or down the stairs over the elevator, walking short distances on your way to the office, or riding a bike than a cab. Not only does it save you money, but it also helps you save your life.