The most common health problem in this word full of luxuries and comfort is “Sitting Diseases”. If you have just plopped in on your couch, bed or chair right now. Then it is quite possible that you can also face this problem, this can sound silly, but prolonged and morning-to-bedtime sitting which by doctors is called “sedentary living”. Through many researches it is proved that long hour sitting can cause many diseases from obesity and heart disease to diabetes to depression.
Other than for athletes and soldiers, the idea of “working out” never existed until just a few decades ago! Recently, experts considered the antidote to sitting disease to be formal exercise sessions. But even new research is turning that thinking on its head. As it turns out, just being up and about throughout the day can be healthier for you than doing a rigorous workout, then sitting the rest of the time. It makes sense, when you think about how we used to live, walking and working all day.
This new thinking is important. It means that if you can live with greater vitality throughout your day, you can get all the health benefits, and more, than people working out in a gym but otherwise being inactive.
To start this, here are some here are some ways to move more during your day time:
Walk faster: If there’s just one change you can make to get more fitness out of your days, it’s to pick up the pace each and every time you walk, whether it’s going down a hallway, getting to your car, shopping at the mall, or going anywhere. Walking faster burns more calories.
Dance: Enjoy music and Move to it at every opportunity, well dancing is both joyful and healthy; you don’t need a special occasion, or even some partner to do it.
Add 15 minutes of walking to your lunch menu: When you are at your work or at home, you are often allot 30 to 60 minutes to eat, but eating usually takes just 10 minutes. Spend your extra time walking around.
Clean your home daily: Spend some time every day tidying up. Dusting, doing laundry, vacuuming, and washing windows can all use up about as many calories as taking a spin on a bicycle.
Turn TV time into a workout: Don’t just sprawl out on the couch. Sit up straight and grab one hand with the other. Press your palms together hard for five seconds, then release. Repeat at least four times. Next, straighten one of your lower legs so it’s parallel to the floor, then lower it, switching back and forth between legs for as long as you can do it. Next, use commercial breaks during TV shows as a chance to rise off the sofa and stretch or move around.
Take the stairs: Don’t use elevator if you have some time for yourself, always prefer to climb the stairs. Climbing stairs for two minutes, five days a week provides the same calorie burn as a 36-minute walk.
Change your kitchen tools: Use cast-iron pots and pans, which are heavier than standard cooking gear and also use a cleaver for your chopping needs, rather than a chef’s knife. A cleaver weighs more, giving your fingers, wrist, and arm muscles a real workout.