By Anthony Galante
Did You Know…
Archives of Internal Medicine study clearly demonstrates a sedentary lifestyle will increase your risk of death from ALL causes! “Move it or lose it,” takes on a whole new meaning!
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We are sharing this information with you to keep you informed, improve your health and well-being and help you understand critical health care information and how it impacts your health and your wallet. So what are the implications?
In today’s culture it is common to get up in the morning, drive an hour to work, sit most of the day at work, drive an hour (or more) home and watch TV in the evenings. We can now see in the graph above that type of lifestyle will increase our chance of death by 40%!
For people who don’t like a structured exercise program here are a few tips:
1. Get a pedometer – it will track the number of steps you take per day. Wear it for a week and get an average of the number of steps you take per day. Lets say its is 6000 steps per day. Now try to increase that number by 10%, shoot for 6600 steps. How?
2. Easy – park in the back of parking lots at work, malls, grocery stores, etc.., take the stairs instead of elevator/escalator, on bathroom breaks at work take the long way to the bathroom, walk for 10 minutes at lunch, walk the flight of stairs in your house 5 times, etc….
3. When stuck sitting for prolonged periods, do chair exercises – Pelvic tilts, hamstring stretches, low back stretch (move your feet apart and lean forward), shoulder blade squeezes, shoulder rolls, neck stretches, etc..
4. Prolonged periods of sitting will eventually lead to poor posture, strengthening core/posture muscles is important.
“Move it or lose it!” Your life depends on it!
Remember health is a journey and not a destination. What you do in the practice of health care will go miles and pay dividends over time.
If you still feel that you are struggling in creating a healthy living plan, you will be thrilled to know that Dr. Galante is a Chiropractor in Algonquin IL with powerful programs that will teach you the specific steps that will help you to become and stay healthier.
Our Mission – To educate and inform patients so you can make educated decisions to improve your health.
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