19 Quirky Ideas to Fit More Physical Activity into Your Busy Day


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Have you ever realised how many hours you spend sitting down each day?

Most of us drive to work, sit behind a desk all day, before we go home again to chill out on the couch. Apparently, the average adult spends 9,3 hours sitting down – and it’s slowly killing us.

Research has shown that for every hour you spend in front of the TV or computer, your life expectancy lowers by 21,8 minutes – even if you exercise the recommended 30 minutes a day.

Every time you sit, the electrical activity in your muscles immediately slows down. This causes a chain reaction of damaging metabolic effects: your calorie-burning rate drops sharply, while your bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels go up. That’s how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of weight gain, heart disease and type  2 diabetes.

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What My Favourite Fictional Heroines Taught Me About Battling With Chronic Illness

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Here’s a little secret for healthy readers: Living with a chronic illness can feel a lot like starring in your own action hero movie.

Just like the on-screen stars, you’re faced with seemingly impossible challenges when you have serious health problems. Everyday living can seem like a quest, demanding extraordinary willpower to complete simple tasks and to achieve your goals.

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The Fundamentals of The Health Sessions

 

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There are millions of websites and books out there about health, nutrition and fitness, all encouraging you to lead a healthier lifestyle. And yet, few health experts ever fully answer the question why you should actually try to improve your health behaviour.

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