Sitting its Considered A Disease? Crazy right, or is it? Our bodies are designed to move, and we have the power within to live a full, happy, healthy life. The Journal of the American Medical Association released a study done through the Cleveland Clinic that revealed individuals with a sedentary lifestyle and had a 500 percent (!!!!! OMG) higher risk of premature death than those who were incredibly fit. A sedentary lifestyle then is three times higher than the danger posed by smoking.
Even if you exercise, if you sit 6+ hours a day, an hour of exercise is not enough to offset the damage the sitting causes. Studies have confirmed prolonged sitting is an independent risk factor for disease and early death.
Here is a brief rundown from the study:
✅ The study involved 120,000 patients between 1991-2014
✅ Lack of fitness was predictive of early death to a greater degree than smoking, heart disease or high blood pressure❗️❗️❗️
✅ Many sit each day for up to 12 hours in 16 hours of waking time, this increases the risk of premature death and chronic disease independently of any exercise they may perform during the day. (Meaning your hour of exercise each will not offset 12-16 hours of sitting)
✅Nine to 12 hours of sitting each day cannot be counteracted by one 30- to 60-minute workout.
Other studies show that muscle mass can prevent all-cause mortality better than any other factor (lifting weights).
Exercise also will boost your brain health, slow down aging, increase your happiness, shrink fat cells, increase your desire to eat healthier, and improve recovery in chronic disease.
Personally, it saved me from depths of depression. And turned into a passionate, life-giving career, and seeing others take on a love of health and fitness, and potentially saving lives.
FYI – Statistic: smoking kills 6 million people a year.
Your doctors next prescription will look like this:
“Exercise Daily, and Get up from your desk once every 30 minutes.”
Need help getting started and support along the way you know I am here for you. Think of me as your advocate for habit change.
Today we tend to live more on the road, in our cars, behind screens and processed fake food is abundant. I believe it is time to take our power and health back into our own hands and turn our current habits into ones that make us smarter, happier, sexier, and more productive.
Join me and let’s take personal responsibility for our daily choices and quit giving power to outside circumstances. The demands and stress of today’s everyday life and the fear of failing make the thought of change seem impossible. I am here to tell you it is far more straightforward than you would believe, and it is critical to living well as you age.
Also, I would love to know what more you would like to hear. My focus is on Aging Vibrantly Well. We are living longer, but shouldn’t we be living a longer healthier fulfilled life?