Ever wonder why sitting is bad for your body? After a long hard day of physical work, what people want most is to sit, right? Problem is, most of us aren’t performing physical labor or even standing and walking most of our days. Instead, in this technologically exciting time the majority of us sit at our desks and when we get home, we sit in front of our TV sets, mobile devices and computers.
Even so, many of us still consider ourselves active. We run, bike, Zumba, do a little cross fit and after that hour or two is over, we feel good, recharged and ready to hit our work again. But what if that hour or two isn’t enough? What if it isn’t even close to the amount of movement your body needs in a day?
Our bodies crave movement
The truth is the human body is designed naturally to crave activity. This mechanism is built into our DNA in an effort to compel us to burn off the calories we consume during our day. But with the
average American spending 7.7 hours a day being sedentary, the need for movement is more crucial than ever. The health risks of sitting too much are overwhelming and they only compound over time. It’s estimated that some 5 million people per year die prematurely worldwide as a result of inactivity.
Excessive sitting can cause:
- Poor circulation
- Swelling of extremities
- Reduced oxygen intake
- Sluggish thinking
- Increased pressure on spine and discs
- Muscles and joint strains
And can lead to:
- Heart disease
- Kidney issues
- Liver disease
Why must our bodies be in motion?
This animation explains why sitting too much is harmful for our bodies and what you can do about it in terms that are easy to understand. Watch it today and start making a few of the small healthy changes it suggests, to keep your body happy and your life long.
Shake it up with WBV
If you’re looking for more ways to give your body what it needs most, stop by the BQ Studio to try our Whole Body Vibration Machines for FREE and take your workout to a whole new level. WBV or Whole Body Vibration training can help to mobilize again, what long hours sitting have allowed to stagnate.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Machines are great for targeting all those deficiencies in the body caused by lack of movement such as:
- Improving circulation
- Boosting metabolism
- Building muscle strength, tone and flexibility
- Detoxification – moving toxins out of muscle tissue and through your system
- Reducing stress hormones
- Accelerating training, moving you faster towards performance goals
- Increasing stamina
- Weight loss
- Balancing chi and meridians
- Improving balance
- Increasing the release of endorphins – the “happy hormones!”
- Rehabilitating injuries
Best of all, since WBV helps you maximize exercise time (getting a 60 minute workout in 10 minutes!) all while reaping benefits that can help counteract the effects of sitting long hours, you can add it to any exercise routine you’re already doing without a lot of additional time investment or hassle. Call us today for your FREE trial.