Take note on how much time you spend sitting..It can jeopardize your health!

Amazing finding…an hour a day of exercise may not help you if you are spending 8 plus hours in front of the computer at work and then go home to spend more hours in front of the TV. Less time sitting and more time moving will improve your health. It’s time to not only keep track of the calories you are putting into your body but also keep count of the number of hours spent sitting (including driving). A lesson learned: keep moving, turn off the TV, eat mostly plants and vegetables, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and you will be fine. No counting involved. We know what to do. We just have to be committed and determined to change our lifestyle.
Amplify’d from well.blogs.nytimes.com

The Hazards of the Couch

Many of us sit in front of a computer for eight hours a day, and then go home and head for the couch to surf the Web or watch television, exchanging one seat and screen for another. Even if we try to squeeze in an hour at the gym, is it enough to counteract all that motionless sitting?
A mounting body of evidence suggests not.
The latest findings, published this week in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, indicate that the amount of leisure time spent sitting in front of a screen can have such an overwhelming, seemingly irreparable impact on one’s health that physical activity doesn’t produce much benefit.
Increasingly, research is focusing not on how much exercise people get, but how much of their time is spent in sedentary activity, and the harm that does.

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