No sit challenge
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
I got my copy of Runner's World yesterday. Huge article on how sitting is as bad for your body as smoking. Basically your fat stores kick in and your glucose is not being used for fuel. Circulation problems can also be noted. Basically your active body resembles a couch potato's.....really? Sitting as much as three hours a day can take some years off your life even if you are active. Typically during the school year I am running around like crazy or at least standing during classes rather than sitting.
Lately (due to a lot of studying) I have found myself sitting a lot more than I am used to. My legs have been retaining water and I am not feeling my best at all. Couch potato? I kinda feel like. All the miles on the spin bike, all the lifting, swimming, etc....right out the window? I don't think so:)
At school I have a perch that I use when I check my email, type plans, etc. So at home I am going to create one too. I have used our washer before and that works, but not if I am using it:)
*I am going to create a stand up desk.
*I am going to be mindful of how much I sit, yes even commuting. I only have three hours. Gotta make the most of those hours.
* I am going to make more of an effort to get the pups out for a walk. I have been using the weather as an excuse to not take them. Just using good judgement before I take them.
Anyone wanna join in the challenge? How will you make more of an effort to stand while doing tasks, working, helping someone with a chore?
20 minutes is up, time to stand awhile:)