Sitting Is Killing You

Sitting Is Killing You 

Want to Live Longer?... Exercise!

Sitting and Lack of Exercise Is a Greater Risk Factor Than Obesity in Premature Death

Hey it's Dean your Wellness Coach. You've heard the many benefits of exercising, however is there consequences to not exercising? New data suggests at least twice as many deaths occur due to a lack of exercise than due to being overweight and obesity!

"This is really astounding, considering one in five US deaths are associated with obesity." (Study from the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge told TIME)


"Even a short workout or a brisk 20-minute walk each day may reduce your risk of premature death by up to 21 percent."

If you are currently to busy to exercise, or haven't been to the gym in a while, the simple act of incorporating some moderate activity up to five days per week can significantly reduce your risk of death.

New research showed that those who engaged in moderate to intense activity reduced their risk of death by up to 30 percent.


A separate study also found that, compared to those who exercised daily (and vigorously), sedentary people had a six times greater risk of dying from heart disease over the course of 15 years.

The greatest gains are often seen among people who go from being sedentary to physically activity, although benefits also increase with exercise frequency and intensity.

“If you look at the human body, you will notice the odd, irregular shapes of the bones and muscles. Just the musculoskeletal architecture of the human body shows that it is designed to move. The adaptations the body makes to regular exercise are nothing short of ‘astounding,”    - said Samantha Heller, an exercise physiologist at New York University Medical Center


Weight training with aerobic exercise ignites the body's immune system, improves mental function, boosts energy, strengthens muscles and bones, and reduces the risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, she said.


Here's Your Exercise Plan:

1) Start slow. Engage in 20 minutes of weight resistant exercise three days per week for two weeks.

2) Bring this to 30 minutes five days per week for four weeks

3) Progressively increase the intensity level of your workout with very little rest between sets

4) As you get stronger and healthier, you can add a few minutes to your workout. Try to keep your weight training to vigorous 30 - 45 minutes

5) For rest periods between sets, work abs for 60 seconds several times throughout your workout

6) Incorporate up to 20 minutes of cardio 3 days per week after your weight lifting.

The best time to start lifting weights is now. You'll stay young and active at any age. Hey, I'm in my mid fifties and I feel like I'm in my twenties.

Keep pressing on.     Enjoy the results   - Dean

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