The new disease of the 21st century.
I went back to work on 9 January 2017 and felt so awful from a sedentary desk job that I started walking and exercising.
Once I considered how unwell a lot of sitting can do to a human being that was enough to get me off the couch and walking and jogging 4 kms a day or at least 3 to 4 times a week.
I feel fantastic now and have made it a lifestyle choice. There are so many parks and streets and nature reserves to walk on and venture through the choice is astounding. Knowing and educating yourself about the illnesses of a sedentary lifestyle was enough to make me start to take notice and action.
Half an hour a day and some resistance training is manageable given our time constraints of a very busy lifestyle. We really need to start moving more. We also need to start eating more natural foods instead of processed foods.
A sedentary lifestyle together with processed foods and eating too many fast foods is a recipe for disaster and many illnesses which can be avoided.
Consider for a moment how many hours you spend at a desk job or in front of the tv.
In January 2010, British experts linked prolonged periods of sitting to a greater likelihood of disease. And that same month, Australian researchers reported that each hour spent watching TV is linked to an 18% increase in the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.