Lately there has been a lot of research into the ill effects being sedentary has on our bodies. During the day most of us are tied to a desk and remain there for long stretches of time. We commute to and from work in our cars, and return home only to sit in front of the TV.
Sitting is now being called the new “smoking” and it’s no wonder; take a look at what sitting for long periods of time can do to your body:
how to incorporate movement into your day
The hardest part of any lifestyle change is getting started. Some of these ideas may seem impossible to you, but you don’t have to do all of them you just have to get started.
One way to help you make the changes is to start spending your time with others who share your interest in living a healthier lifestyle. Ask your co-workers at work and family members at home to join you in making these changes.
You can also join my private Facebook group. It’s a free supportive community to help you on your road to good health. Even if you’ve never exercises at all, or it’s been years, I can help guide you, answer your questions, and provide support. Join today by clicking here: Weight Loss After 50
What do you do to keep yourself moving throughout the day? Share in the comments below.
Lisa Swanson is an ACE Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist as well as a certified AASDN and PN level 1 nutritionist. With over 35 years experience helping people turn their lives around, she is on a mission to provide relevant and useful knowledge to help women in midlife reach their goals.
Check out my interview with the Magnificent Midlife podcast on staying fit and healthy long-term.