Walking Is A Key To Good Health
Standing up and doing exercises at your desk every 10-15 mins to counteract the ill effects of sitting is recommended, but that is not enough. The answer is to stand up as much as possible. Standing for 10 mins for every hr of sitting is the minimum. So, try to sit as little as possible, that means less than 3 hours a day. Walking is Key.
Some experts say, strive to sit less than an hour a day and that is hard to do. But, if you can do it can have the effect of eliminating persisting back pain that many people struggled with, despite chiropractic treatments using an inversion table, exercises, stretches, laser treatment, ab work, foundation training, and other posture exercises.
As a consequence of sitting, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and toxic buildup all rise.
The solution to these adverse events do not involve a prescription medicine, all we need to do is <em>get up</em>, and avoid sitting down as much as possible. Since most of us live lives that revolve around an office chair, a car seat, and the couch, most will need to figure out how to eliminate many hours of sitting every day. As a general starting point, standing up for <em>at least</em> 10 minutes each hour. If you have been sitting down for a full hour, that is too long.
The combination of high intensity training, and non-exercise activities like walking 7,000 to 10,000 steps a day, and avoiding sitting whenever possible is the Key to optimal fitness and enjoying a pain-free, joyful life.
Walking in addition to a regular fitness regimen, not as a replacement for it, but if you are currently doing nothing in terms of a fitness regimen, walking is a great place to start.
Using a fitness tracker lets you know about your walking, and also records how much you are sleeping too, and can help motivate you to get to bed earlier so you can get 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep.
Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Watch, which is set to launch this year is an example of the latest fitness trackers coming to market, but there are many more to choose from now.
Be healthy, get up and take a walk.