5 Amazing Ways You Wreck Your Body When You Don’t Get Off Your Butt!
And, A Simple Fix To Get Off Your Butt!
Sitting on your backside all day can be one of the worst things for you. Some consider it the new smoking it is so bad. According to Cambridge University sitting can be as bad a being obese.
In general, people don’t move enough, and our bodies were made to move. Even if you think you exercise enough you may be sitting enough to counter act your exercise routines benefits.
Here are 5 side effects of sitting that will make you want to jump out of your seat.
Depression Sets In:
Feeling depressed? Blame your chair! Australian researchers found if you sit more than 6 hours a day you more susceptible to being depressed or stressed out.
You might be saying, “thank goodness I don’t sit that much while working”. Are you counting the time you sit in front of the t.v. or playing video games? Your past times might be sabotaging you.
Exercise has mood super charging benefits to counter act your sitting habit. Exercise produces endorphins that will lift your mood sometime just as effectively as antidepressants.
Boosts Your Risk of Cancer:
There are studies after studies that show a sedentary body increases your risk for cancer, just ask Dr. Google.
There are even different types of sitting that effect you differently. Sitting at work is one thing, but sitting in front of the t.v. can be worse. Probably, due to the unhealthy snacking that occurs.
A Spike In Your Blood Sugar:
Sitting to much leads to weight gain. To much fat is a bad thing as you know. Sedentary adults have a higher risk of pre-diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association, which by definition is higher blood sugar levels.
An area of caution is what is being called “Skinny Fat”. This is where people maintain a healthy weight, but their fat to muscle ratio is off. “Skinny Fat”, leads to higher blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. (If you are unsure about where you are set up an Fitness Assessment, and we can help you figure out where you are).
Your Sex Life Slows Down:
This will be hard for some to read. Sitting to much can lead to a gut, and a bigger gut can lead to these problems.
Men with a waist of 42 inches or more are twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction than those with a waist below 32 inches, according to a study from Harvard.
The work you do in the gym will follow you to the bedroom. After surveying 300 men, researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095%2815%2931011-0/abstract) found that highly active men—or men that completed 3.5 hours of moderate exercise or more a week.
Effects Your Sleep:
Do you sleep better after a good workout? Most people do. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day for five days can improve your sleep. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1755296611000317).
This physical activity during the week can also keep away the sleepiness that occurs after lunch.
Those who enjoy intense exercise sessions, like those in our Team Training Classes (shameless plug) are twice as likely to be able to count sheep better, according to the National Sleep Foundation https://sleepfoundation.org/media-center/national-sleep-foundation-poll-finds-exercise-key
Time to Move:
Blocking out large amounts of time to workout is hard. However, fitting in two and a half hours a week (federal guidelines) will pay huge dividends in the (rear) end.
If time is a issue, we recommend our Level 10 Membership which includes Team Training and Nutrition support. Our Team Training classes are only 30 minutes long. Try that a couple of times a week and you will start seeing a difference in how your body feels.