As the year begins to kick right back into speed I have started to realise just how sedentary our lives can be (it must just be in comparison to enjoying the active holiday days over christmas that has made this so pronounced!)

I had this conversation over dinner the other night, and it was apparent that I was not the only one that had picked up on how big a difference a sedentary vs an active life can make on ones overall emotional and physical wellbeing (and stamina!).

Funnily enough, after these thoughts and conversations had taken place, I received a letter in my inbox from a fellow blogger on The 14 proven side effects of sitting all day. I couldn’t believe the coincidence with all of this! (Hence me wanting to share this with you).

So the key findings of this article were that a sedentary life can increase your risk of:

  • deep vain thrombosis
  • obesity
  • heart disease
  • raised cholesterol
  • diabetes
  • herniated disk
  • poor posture
  • knee pain
  • muscle weakness
  • slowed metabolism

And the list went on (well at least till there were 14 points!)

Does anyone else find that a sedentary life has impacted on their health? I certainly find that by moving more it makes it far easier to manage ones weight and keep your blood sugar and cholesterol levels low.

sedentary lifestyle may lead to health problems

Would love to hear peoples suggestions on how to move more in today’s sedentary world..

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4 Responses to Do you sit all day? Then this is for you!

  1. Rory says:

    Walk up and down the stairs at work. Our lifts have been out of order since the floods and I have been going (walking) up and down 4 levels every day and am already feeling the benefits.

  2. Kara says:

    Thats great to hear! Just a little bit of movement makes such a difference!

  3. I have consistently believed that the most effective method to loose weight speedily would be to quite simply make positive changes to way of living. What I suggest is, in case you actually would like or have to shed several kilos, then you’ve got to make one critical decision – am I going to do this or aren’t I? Once you have made your mind up, and you’re fully commited to your success, then next to nothing can stop you.

    • Kara says:

      Well put! straight to the point, and totally right- a lot of weight loss success if based on the way our mind works, not merely just our mouths!

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