Monday, December 3, 2012

Our Get Healthy Challenge: Week 10

Photo Credit - Country Living Magazine
Welcome to Week 10 of Our Get Healthy Challenge! If you're just joining us, here is what you missed so far - so you can get all caught up. This series is running for the next six months with pro nutritionists, The GetReal Gurls. They are helping us make small changes every week that build upon each weekly task. Our challenge this week?

This week we take a closer look at activity. Well, inactivity actually.

The Canadian guidelines that came out last year make it clear: we sit too much. Period. And the advice is clear too: restrict sedentary time to less than two hours per day

Why is that? Well, we know more about the bummer downsides of being a regular lazybones than ever before. Like, for example, partaking in too much sitting time increases your risk of heart disease and death as much as smoking does! Yikes. 

Being inactive is super harmful to your health overall and it's important to address that by moving more and sitting less. So if you're not sitting, what will you be doing? 

Try a walk around the block, a spin around the living room to your favourite song or use a stationary bike while watching TV. Anything that keeps you movin' and not sittin'.

Now here's your Do It, Post It for this week:

Do It: Keep butt-sitting to a max of 2 hours per day (work excluded). Now that shouldn't be too hard....right? Alright, just see how many days you can get out of the week.

Post It: Do you sit more, or less, than you thought you did? Any commuters out there finding this challenge particularly hard (read: next to impossible?)

- A. & M. for 

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