The sitting disease is a real label for anyone who doesn’t get enough movement on a daily basis. Exercise for sedentary people can be a difficult to achieve goal despite the benefits that exercise can have!
Studies have show that being sedentary can actually have a more dangerous impact on your body than a habit such as smoking would have. Sadly, this is an epidemic that many people aren’t taking seriously. The more hours that you sit, the more you increase your chances of developing a serious disease such as diabetes or cancer.
Have you considered this when it comes to your kids? With a generation that sits in front of a computer at school and often at home, the health risks are scary.
- greater risk for heart attacks
- higher blood pressure
Knowing this information can be frustrating because we may not be able to change how we perform our jobs, or convince the schools that our kids need to get active during the school day.
Working at an office for eight hours a day is problematic to your health and even though you may know that the amount of inactivity is bad, you might think that there’s nothing you can do about it.
It’s the same for people with disabilities who want to be active but are limited by their physical ability. They know it’s bad for their health and want to do something about it.
The Benefits of Movement
There are solid scientific reasons why you should get some form of exercise and there are numerous benefits for doing so.
For example, exercising can help you keep a healthy weight because it burns more calories.
Exercising also fights several different diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis.
Being mobile can help you maintain better muscle and bone strength.
When you keep active, it also fights depression and stress that often go hand in hand with a sedentary lifestyle.
By exercising, you’ll feel better and have more energy.
Plus, you’ll be able to get more sleep because exercising fights insomnia and helps you sleep better.
You might feel like you’re caught between a rock and a hard place and I totally understand that.
Not only do you realize that you need to exercise, and you truly want to. But you don’t see a way around trying to keep your job, fight with the school system, or avoid the pain from your disability.
Did you know that there actually are items to use that will help you exercise despite your sedentary lifestyle? These are items that you can easily add to your office or home and exercise while you’re sitting. They’re non-intrusive so they won’t be in the way.
We’ll be exploring and reviewing these items to use to Exercise for Sedentary People over the next several weeks, so please join the list and you’ll get automatic updates to your email when they are posted.