Our bodies are meant to move: movement is life.
Sitting is considered the “new” smoking. A sedentary lifestyle has been associated with higher mortality and disease rates. Researchers of a sedentary lifestyle study with people 45 years old and above have found that the negative health effects created by long hours of sitting down can be reduced by daily exercise. Thirty to sixty minutes of exercise a day – depending on how many hours you sit a day – can reverse the downside of being an office worker or a ‘sitter’ and that’s good news.
Imagine a sluggish stream, clogged with trash, fallen branches, and the like. There is no movement there and this inertness cannot support life. Our bodies can be like this sluggish streams or just the opposite, if we exercise correctly and regularly.