Get Your Body Moving. Move it or Lose it!
We have discussed the benefits of exercise and how important it is to get your body moving in previous posts. It really is important to get your body moving. I say to my patients daily that they need to ‘Move it or Lose it!’
The human body is designed to move. We are designed to run and jump and hunt and gather.
Instead of using our bodies in the way that they were designed, we have adapted as a society to sit still in a chair for hours on end…and it’s making us sick.
In fact, there is compelling evidence that shows that sitting can kill you.
What?! Really? That seems extreme doesn’t it?
Well all things being equal, the person who sits the most will be more at risk of dying than the person who sits the least.
Hence, sitting can kill you.
So, it’s extremely important to find ways to get your body moving every day. It’s also really important to recognize that moving is more than just exercising.
Adding movement throughout your day and breaking up the very common sustained seated posture will help to decrease pain and injury and will increase all measures of health.
Now go get your body moving!
Dr. Peggy Malone is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness. She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures as well as Cat Mom to the floofy ragdoll Amigo.
Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!
You can join her on these adventures every week by tuning into The Improvement Project podcast