Happy Wednesday everyone! Is it really Wednesday again already? Where does the time go? On Monday we talked about how prolonged sitting and sedentary behavior can negatively affect our health and looked at a few ways we could get more movement into our day.
Now I’ll be the first to admit that I absolutely spend waaayyy too much time sitting. It started when I was trying to manage my fibromyalgia pain and found myself taking it easy for a good part of the day.
That worked for awhile, but eventually, the more I sat, the more I hurt.
I’ve had a terrible problem with my hips for several years now. I suspected part of it came from my sitting too much, and it was confirmed when my doctor told me that they often see my kind of hip issues in long-haul truckers.
That really opened my eyes and I realized I had to do something. I slowly started moving more and my hip pain started getting better and better.
BUT THEN last week, I injured my foot, and was back to sitting in order to stay off my foot as much as possible. Guess what’s making me miserable right now…. You guessed it – my behind!
All of that just to say that I know first-hand one of the things sitting too much can do to us. Of course, that’s one of the more minor things. As we talked about on Monday, there are much more serious ones as well.
Even if we’re forced to spend most or all of our time sitting, we can still do things to make sure we’re getting some movement in and lessen the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
This week, let’s ask ourselves:
It seems that just moving around for a couple of minutes every 30 minutes could be enough to counteract the negative effects of all that sitting.
Are there some small things you could do this week to sneak in a few extra minutes of movement? If you’d like to share, we’d love to hear what you come up with!