SITTING is NOT the New Smoking

…but a sedentary lifestyle is truly affecting all of us, which is why it is so important to remain active.

There are a few things I constantly hear from people:

  • I don’t have a lot of time in the day to go to the gym.
  • The gym is very intimidating with all these bulky dudes and fit ladies.
  • I don’t know what to do in the gym or have anyone to hold me accountable.

Being active is becoming something that everyone knows is important but no one is taking the time to do. The mantra at Dee Health n’ Fitness is that something must be “easy, simple, and sustainable” in order to be able to make it a part of your lifestyle. Sitting for more than 8 hours a day decreases your lifespan by 10%. The question is not only how long are you going to live, but what is the quality of life that you want to have while you are on the planet?

When we are in our 20’s, life is perfect, then we get to our 30’s and life becomes more serious, omg! Then throughout our 40’s, many go through a midlife crisis, and by the time we get to our 50’s we start thinking about health more seriously, but you’re lucky if you’re not taking prescription drugs at this point.

sitting is not the new smoking

How do we avoid these prescriptions and start increasing our quality of life by being active?

Rule #1 – Very clearly define how many days a week you can workout. One day a week is better than nothing.

Rule #2 – Define how much time you truly have to workout each of these days: it can be 5 minutes or 30 minutes.

Rule #3 – Find someone to do it with weekly, and commit to that one day a week for 5 minutes until it becomes a habit.

I hope you can see what I am trying to tell you. It is about starting right now, especially at the beginning of the year with all the New Year’s resolutions.

It is about taking action and deciding to JUST DO IT!

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