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
- heart disease
- raised cholesterol
- 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.
Would love to hear peoples suggestions on how to move more in today’s sedentary world..