Gee, can I say that? I hope so because I want you to live life as well and healthy as possible. Exercise is vital for health. We don’t live in the days when work meant physical movement all day long so you needed to get rest when you got home.
Today, work primarily means sitting down all day. The only movement you might get is moving from the front door to the car or other mode of transportation where you sit down. For some it’s moving from the bedroom to the home office which is even less steps. Then you move to get to the chair in an office where you sit all day, mostly in front of a computer screen or in meetings, or somewhere else. You get tired but you don’t move a lot.
Even if work is being on your feet all day (which burns more energy) it’s not aerobic movement that burns calories, gets the metabolism up, and melts fat.
According to a 2012 article by Alice Park in Time, Health & Family, “About 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths worldwide in 2008 could be attributed to inactivity, the new report estimates, largely due to four major diseases: heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer. The study finds that if physical inactivity could be reduced by just 10%, it could avert some 533,000 deaths a year; if reduced by 25%, 1.3 million deaths could be prevented.”
That’s pretty serious stuff. I don’t know about you, but that give me pure motivation to get my butt up and start moving it to bust gut fat and get rid of extra weight.
If you haven’t been exercising like you should today is a great day to get started. How about getting up every 60 minutes to do some stretching, or take a 10 minute walk around the block. You don’t have to sign up for a marathon yet, just stop making excuses and get yourself moving.