One of the worst things we can do for our health is sit for extended periods of time. Your body wasn’t made to sit, it was made to move.
The following health issues have been linked to excessive sitting and the sedentary lifestyle:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- High cholesterol
- Some types of cancer
The irony is many of the above health conditions have been linked to the severity of covid symptoms.
There have been many studies on the effects of the sedentary lifestyle. In one study, researchers note the sedentary lifestyle increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in healthy adults:
A sedentary lifestyle increases all-cause mortality and the risks for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HTN), and cancers (breast, colon, colorectal, endometrial, and epithelial ovarian cancer). This has been consistently documented in the literature.Read the study HERE.
Here’s another study:
In men, riding in a car and combined time spent watching television were significant CVD mortality predictors. In addition, high levels of physical activity were related to notably lower rates of CVD death even in the presence of high levels of sedentary behavior.Read the study HERE.
Here’s more info on the sedentary lifestyle:
It’s critical we get up and move daily. One of best things we can do is also one of the easiest: just go for a walk around the block. The fresh air and vitamin D Both have great benefits for the body as well.
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