How a Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Your Health
From an evolutionary (and survival) standpoint, the invention of technology took us very quickly from an active “moving” species to a population that sits an average of 13 hours per day. Add sleeping hours to that and it leaves very few hours, or even minutes, to be active. Inactivity is making us chronically sick and putting a huge burden on our health care system. It’s unfortunately a very sad reality of the world today.
Why Going to the Gym is Still Important After Your 60th Birthday
People start to joke about their body’s starting to fall apart and their frequent trips to doctor’s clinics. It is also the decade of life that you are most likely to be diagnosed with cancer, experience a slower metabolism, and feel less sharp than you used to.
Teens with Obesity May Have Brain Damage That Produces Poor Eating Habits
Teenage obesity has become an epidemic in the United States in recent years. Encourage movement with exercise equipment at home, such as a treadmill, elliptical, exercise balls, yoga mats, weights, or exercise bikes. Desk bikes, like this one from Flexispot, encourage teens to exercise while working or studying to increase movement in fun and simple ways at home.
Deadly blood clots from sitting: Are you at risk?
While we are sitting at our desks, rushing to complete tasks, we might not have the extra time to spare to consider our cardiovascular health in these situations. More specifically, we might not know that we are at risk of developing a potentially life-threatening blood clot in our legs when we sit for an excessive amount of time.
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