The biggest mistake you are making to your health and how you can correct it.
We are a culture of sitting.
Some say sitting is the new smoking.
Sitting for too long can have harmful effects on your health. We spend more than half our day sitting, some of us can sit for up to 14 hours a day. What the what??? That’s just crazy talk. Between, sitting at the office, sitting in the car, watching tv we are increasing our risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans. EVEN if you are exercising.
EVEN if you are exercising.
Yep, you read that right.
Here’s the mistake I see people do, they work out for an hour in the morning. Which is great, awesome, I’m not knocking that at all. But then they sit all day, the truth is the body wants to move, it thrives on movement.
I want you to think of it this way. Think of your body as a body of water. Which is mostly true, because our bodies are made up of mostly water.
Let me paint you a picture. Imagine a stagnant pool of water. A pool of water that is not moving. What is attracted to that water, what will you see? Most likely you will see different types of bacteria, mosquitos and other insects. Is there much life? Not really.
Is there much life?
Now think of a flowing river. What is attracted to that water? What will you see? You’ll see that it’s full of life, it’s full of minerals and other life forms. You’ll see that it can create electricity which provides life. What’s attracted to that river, more life. The flowing river creates vibrancy and abundance.
Movement equals life.
Stagnation equals death.
You, my friend, are a flowing river.
I challenge you to set your phone, watch, egg timer to go off at the top of each hour. At that point, you will get off your chair and move. Maybe it’s a quick dance party, turn up your favourite song and dance your heart out. Maybe it’s stepping away from your desk and walking up and down two flights of stairs. Or maybe you will stretch. If you took 5 minutes an hour in an eight hour day that adds up to a 40-minute workout.
And you said you had no time to workout.
Get off your arse and get moving!