Sitting Is Worse Than Smoking Cigarettes! Are You Sitting Too Much?

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Sitting is worse than smoking cigarettes! Are you sitting too much? Some of the simplest things in life are the most difficult to do. If you want to master your life, you need to master the simple things in life, like sitting less.

You might know what you need to do, but the question is, “Are you doing it and living it?”

So many of us take the power of movement for granted, but research shows if you want to live a long and healthy life, you need to sit less and move more.

Worldwide, it is estimated that a sedentary lifestyle is responsible for 6% of coronary heart disease cases, 7% of type 2 diabetes, 10% of breast cancers, and 10% of colon cancers. Most shocking is that, recently, it was reported that inactivity is responsible for more annual deaths than smoking.

Are you sitting too much? If so, it’s time to get up!

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The world of technology has created a sedentary culture, where people are sitting and staring at their cell phones, tablets, or computer screens for hours on end.

The effects of this way of life can take a toll on our bodies, both physically and mentally.

Human beings were designed to move, not to sit all day. The book, Get Up!: Why Your Chair Is Killing You And What You Can Do About It, opened my eyes to the negative effects of sitting, and made a huge impact on my life.

In his book, James Levine makes bold claims about the negative effects of sitting, like how sitting is worse than smoking cigarettes! In the words of Nilofer Merchant, “Sitting has become the smoking of our generation.”

Below are four things that you can do in order to motivate yourself to sit less and move more:

1. Track Your Activity 

I recommend that you get an activity tracker, something that will allow you to track your overall activity throughout the day. In the past, I used a product called, Fitbit, which is a wireless pedometer, activity, and sleep tracker that monitors and tracks your daily activity.

Now I use a product called, The OURA ring, which is a lot more advanced than a Fitbit. Not only does it track my activity throughout the day, but also the different stages of my sleep, my heart rate, and my body temperature.

A cool feature of the OURA ring is that I have the ability to put it in airplane mode.

One of the biggest negative effects of technology is that it produces dirty electricity. Having too many electromagnetic fields around us, whether that’s by way of a cell phone or a computer, can be seriously harmful to our health.

Dirty electricity can affect everything from our mood, sleep, and energy levels. This is one of the main reasons why I chose to switch from a Fitbit to an OURA ring.

2. Get A Treadmill Desk

If you work from home or are someone that likes to spend a lot of time in front of the computer, investing in a treadmill desk will be a game-changer for you.

I purchased a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk because sitting was killing me. This desk has radically shifted my energy levels throughout my day, improved my mood, and my overall level of productivity.

I use it for a few hours every day, especially when I'm doing calls or webinars. If the Treadmill Desk is too expensive for you, a great alternative is a stand-up desk.

You will probably spend one-third of your life working. If you can make a simple change in your life, from sitting to standing more often while you work, it will have a compounding effect over time.

I value my health above anything else because it allows me to live my life to the fullest and experience optimal levels of happiness, productivity, energy, and success.

3. Start Rebounding

The rebounder, also known as a mini-trampoline, applies weight and movement to every cell, making the entire body more flexible and stronger.

I jump up and down on my rebounder a few times a day. The health benefits of rebounding are endless. It improves flexibility, digestion and lymphatic circulation, increases strength and flexibility, and is a great way to manage stress. Not to mention it’s fun!

If you decide to invest in a rebounder, it is important that you don’t buy a cheap one, as it can cause back problems. The good ones sell for about $300. This product has been a game changer for my health and well-being.

Get active and start bouncing!

4. Start The Day Active

A cost-effective and easy way to move your body is by engaging in some sort of aerobic exercise every day. A great way to start your morning is with a brisk walk or a run.

I don’t know about you, but when I sit for long periods of time, my energy goes way down. When you engage your body, your brain turns on and you feel more alive inside. Anything that gives you more energy will allow you to do and achieve more. In the words of Natalie Garay, “Moving your body is a form of self-care. It’s not selfish. It’s essential.”

Movement is the key to optimal health and happiness. Sitting is worse than smoking cigarettes! Are you sitting too much? If you are sitting right now, get up and start moving your body!

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Sitting Is Worse Than Smoking Cigarettes! Are You Sitting Too Much?
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