Hi Challengers! Welcome to Week 10 of GetReal and Get Healthy. This week we take a closer look at activity. Well, inactivity actually.
The Canadian guidelines that came out last year make it clear: we sit too much. Period. And the advice is clear too: restrict sedentary time to less than 2 hours per day. Why is that? Well, we know more about the bummer downsides of being a regular lazybones than ever before. Like, for example, partaking in too much sitting time increases your risk of heart disease and death as much as smoking does! Yikes. So being inactive is super harmful to your health overall and it’s important to address that by moving more and sitting less. So if you’re not sitting, what will you be doing? Try a walk around the block, a spin around the living room to your favourite song or use a stationary bike while watching TV. Anything that keeps you movin’ and not sittin’.
Now here’s your Do It, Post It for this week:
Do It: Keep butt-sitting to a max of 2 hours per day (work excluded). Now that shouldn’t be too hard….right? Alright, just see how many days in the coming week you can reach this goal.
Post It: Tell us: do you sit more-or less-than you thought you did? Any commuters out there finding this challenge particularly hard (read: next to impossible?)