Wake Up Call Health News Alert
It’s not enough for people to get regular moderate exercise as they age. Researchers say it’s also important not to spend the rest your time sitting too much.
In fact, for every hour of sedentary behavior, the odds were 46% greater that people older than 60 would have some disability in ordinary skills such as getting around the house and feeding themselves, according to the study published Wednesday in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
Being sedentary will lead to problems “independent of time spent in moderate or vigorous activity,” concluded the researchers, from Northwestern’s Feinberg Medical School, Rush University Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
People who replace even half an hour of sedentary time with 30 minutes of light activity can improve their health, researchers said. Stand-up bingo, anyone?
“A sedentary lifestyle is associated with a variety of poor health outcomes, including increased incidence for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mortality,” the researchers wrote. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-sedentary-disability-20140219,0,7209026.story
How do you feel right now? Let me take wild guess …
• Sad and ashamed to look at your self in the mirror?
Am I right?
Here is the secret answer that most people cannot find……
• GET OFF YOUR BUTT
• GET MOVING AGAIN - OFTEN
• EAT MORE FRUIT & VEG
• EAT LESS PROCESSED & FATTY FOODS
• BURN MORE THAN YOU CONSUME
• DRINK MORE WATER
• NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR HEART (you only
Really, it is that easy! There are no hidden formulas, diets, special super
magic powder, vitamins, minerals, protein powders or magic bloody wands!
But wait - if it was that easy we all would be fit and healthy, wouldn’t we?
Think back when you were last fit and healthy. It might have been 1, 5, 10, or even 20 years ago. What could you do back then? Could you run, hop, skip, jump, throw a ball, ride a bike, throw a Frisbee? Do you remember what those things are? Could you walk the stairs and still be able to laugh and talk? How did you feel back then? I bet you had heaps of energy, felt alive, and felt strong and happy. You looked forward to getting outside and living a healthy life. You were excited about what the day might bring, and felt proud of yourself and what you could do.
Remember when it gets hard - Excuses change nothing…Exercise will.