Have you heard of the "sitting disease" it is a popular term used to describe the lack of activity in the average American life. Too much sitting has been associated with 34 chronic diseases or conditions including heart disease, diabetes, back pain and depression. It can also shorten their lifespans.
One solution to cure sitting disease is. walking. While popular work outs such as boot camps and HITT offer fabulous workouts, they are not practical when it comes to adding activity throughout your daily life.
Try to get up and walk around several times a day, even if it’s for only five to 10 minutes at a time. Studies show you will be healthier, happier and get even better results in your other workouts.
Now is the perfect time to start walking. April 1st is National Walking Day. The American Heart Association is aiming to get all Americans on their feet for 30 minutes of walking (even in small 10-minute bouts). And hopefully, you will continue.
How can I increase my activity?
Consider participating in one of the Well U programs described below or join the Well U Walking Club. Every Thursday the walking club meets in the Mitchell Auditorium Lobby at 12 pm.