Staying active and healthy does not require a great deal of exertion. Also, it is cumulative. Meaning, we can achieve the necessary benefits in a little as 10-minute chunks of moderate to vigorous activity throughout the day. Heart healthy physical activity is important to our well-being.
Obesity in America is a growing epidemic. However, this most recent annual research project indicates the problem may be improving. But only slightly and not equally across the country. It is improving best, though, where the entire community is partnering in collaborative efforts to address the problem of sedentary lifestyles. We encourage you to learn about and get involved in your community’s efforts to combat physical inactivity where you live, work, and play. It will save our lives.
Unfortunately, there is no one single lifestyle action which will ensure we stay healthy and fit. The human body—and the environment in which live—is far too complex for a simple panacea. However, we can inject a series of uncomplicated behaviors into our daily lifestyle in order to reduce our risk for life-shortening maladies. Here are some:
A sedentary lifestyle is a habit we often create for ourselves. Likewise, health and wellness require new habits we must adopt if we want to overcome that deadly sedentary lifestyle. Remember, it takes time to change our daily habits. Don’t get discouraged and simply park the bus. Keep driving. Here are some useful tips for success.