You don't have to resign yourself to a lifetime of motionlessness. If you put forth the effort and remain mindful of your activity levels, you'll find ways to stay moving.
It’s Society’s Fault
Our society is centered around sedentary activities. Almost all of us work full-time jobs at desks where we stare into computer screens. Then we go home, have a sit-down dinner and the majority of us end up dozing off in front of the TV or computer screen. Then we'll lie down to sleep, wake up and prepare for work. Almost all of these activities involves excessive sitting.
Buck The Temptation To Be Idle
Instead of succumbing to temptation and sitting for the majority of the day, be proactive and find ways to move. Ask your human resources department for a standing desk. Or get up every half an hour and stand for a full minute. Better yet, take a short walk for a few minutes just to get the blood pumping.
If you live within a reasonable distance from your workplace, avoid the temptation to drive every single day. Consider walking or riding your bike to work. This will cut down on your sitting hours. Once you head home, don't pick up fast food or a meal that’s already been prepared for you. Force yourself to stand and make a meal. Once you've eaten your dinner, don't retire to the couch. Take a half an hour (minimum) walk around the block.
Exercise Improves Health
One of the best ways to prevent excessive sitting is exercise. While studies have shown that exercise won't completely balance out the harm that sitting causes, it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your health.
Consider joining Amarillo's Downtown Athletic Club. Here, you'll find an array of state of the art facilities and programs that will keep you active. There are personal trainers, basketball training programs, kettle bells, an indoor running track, racquetball courts, group fitness classes, massage services and much more. Our personal trainers are available to help you develop an exercise program that is tailored to your current physical condition and personal goals. If you visit the Downtown Athletic Club on a regular basis, you'll find that you feel better and you might even extend your lifespan as you'll avoid excessive sitting.