Do you have ‘sitting disease’? A growing body of research shows that long periods of physical inactivity raise your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Did you know that prolonged periods of sitting is linked to a greater likelihood of disease and that each hour spent watching TV is linked to an 18% increase in the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, perhaps because that time is spent sitting down? In my Seattle hypnosis and Bainbridge Island hypnosis offices clients frequently learn hypnosis for exercise. It is thrilling to me when people want to become more active and self hypnosis is the perfect tool. Learn how to hypnotize yourself and become more active.
Do you have ‘sitting disease’?
Mayo Clinic, July 25, 2012, By Jennifer Nelson, M.S., R.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D.: How many hours each day do you sit? At work? In the car? At meals? In front of the TV?
You might be surprised to learn that:
- 50 to 70 percent of people spend six or more hours sitting a day
- 20 to 35 percent spend four or more hours a day watching TV
This study went on to reveal that Americans’ sedentary lifestyle shortens their life expectancy. If Americans would cut their sitting time in half, their life expectancy would increase by roughly:
- 2 years (by reducing sitting to less than 3 hours a day)
- 1.4 years (by reducing TV time to less than 2 hours a day)
From previous studies we also know that a sedentary lifestyle is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers (breast and colon).
Physical activity seems to reduce risks by increasing insulin sensitivity, reducing body fat, inflammation and certain hormonal imbalances. So becoming more active also makes life — in general — healthier and easier.
Experts are beginning to agree that being more active simply means moving more during the day. So how can we fight “sitting disease”? Here are some thoughts:
- Stand more (set a timer and stand hourly)
- Change traditional video games into activity promoting ones — or buy an exercise video
- Walk while on the phone
- Get a pedometer and count your steps — increase from your baseline
- Take stairs up one floor or down two (consider more)
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There are so many ways that you can become more active and self hypnosis can make all the difference in getting off the couch or not. Each hour spent watching TV is linked to an 18% increase in the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, perhaps because that time is spent sitting down. Humans were created to out run saber-toothed tigers, gather fire wood and haul water. Watching the tube, sitting here at my key board or driving down the road.
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