New Year is fast approaching and all of us are gearing up for another round of goals and targets to be implemented in the forthcoming year. We are never short of promises and oaths but what we lack is the consistency in staying true to our words and accomplishing them. Losing weight or staying fit is a mandatory goal that’s taken up on January 1st of every year but loses its charm even before the month of March sets in. Amidst all the promises and failures to abide by our health-related goals, fitness centers, health studios and gyms are the ones that experience a boom in their business and enjoy a steady flow of income during the months of Dec-Jan-Feb. Its good to wish for something positive and take the first step (investing money in memberships, clothes or gears) towards it but in case of most individuals it stops with this. They don’t move forward anywhere beyond it.
A Big Dent in your Life Owing to a Sedentary Lifestyle
Exercise is good for the heart, health and longevity but what we have been unaware until now is the fact that a sedentary lifestyle garners outputs far worse than smoking, diabetes or heart disease. According to the study, procuring results that declare a person as unfit on a fitness test has negative results equivalent to hypertension and diabetes. It can be termed as a disease whose medicine is exercise. This comes as a shocking news as we have known until now that a sedentary lifestyle or being unfit has some risks but never has any of us imagined that it could be compared to a disease. Even more troubling is the fact that comparing those who lead a sedentary lifestyle with those who excel in exercising leaves the first group at a 500% increased risk of death comparatively and comparing between those who don’t exercise much to those who exercise regularly leaves the first group at a 390% increased risk of death. This leaves us with one solution-get up and exercise regularly. Walk, jog or run-do whatever you can to stay fit and keep moving.
With such a disheartening news on one side we have better news that’s sure to raise your hopes and motivate yourself to workout more. There are results showing that even short bursts of physical activity can be good for the health, according to the U. S’s physical activity guidelines. While old guidelines insisted on being active at least 10 consecutive minutes to stay healthy the latest guidelines nullify this. According to it, even simple things such as climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator or walking while talking over the phone is sure to elicit benefits. There is an advantage in doing something rather than doing nothing at all. The same guidelines promote doing moderate-intensity exercise between 150 and 300 minutes a week and vigorous-intensity exercise between 75 and 150 minutes a week for substantial health benefits.
Its not only walking, treadmill or cycling that’s mandatory in your exercise list. It can be a group dance class or a game of frisbee in the backyard with your spouse to trigger your urge to workout and garner benefits. On a cold winter day, it can even be as simple as taking a walk inside a mall and doing window shopping without burning a hole in your purse. The only prescription to a healthy body and mind is exercise. The only difference is that this prescription can be taken at your pace and frequency rather than following doctor’s instructions. Customize the activity duration recommended as per your lifestyle, schedule and work culture. All that you need is a will and you will surely find a way to achieve it. Get in touch with reputed nutritionists and dietitians at www.firsteatright.com to get hold of the perfect diet plan and exercise sets suitable for your body type and work towards success right from day 1.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.