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We all know that keeping an active lifestyle is good for us. Exercise and healthy eating are proven ways to reduce risks for many life-threatening diseases and conditions. However, there is another important piece to being healthy driven and it’s simple: just move.
“Wait!” you say. “I exercise! I go to the gym! I’m active!” That’s great! Keep doing all you are doing. However, what about after (or before) your workout when you go to work … and sit … all day?
Research finds that, even while maintaining a regular exercise routine, sitting still for long periods of time can be detrimental to your well-being, despite your efforts.
But don’t despair! There are many ways you can stay active — and make it fun!
These ideas will get you moving:
And yes, maybe even a little fidgeting can be good for you!
Keep at it. Once it becomes a habit, motion can be a normal and enjoyable part of your day!
Looking for a new way to keep moving? Check out fitness classes and programs at Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness.
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