Walk more : it's one of the... - Deepstash
  • Walk more: it's one of the easiest, most convenient activities you can do.
  • Stand up at work: Work is a place where many of us are sedentary for hours.
  • Fidget while you work: replace your chair with an exercise ball or take a break every couple of hours.
  • Get a dog: it will give you another reason to get out and get active.
  • Clean the house: it can incorporate a variety of muscle groups without you even realizing it.
  • Cook at home:  it burns more calories and usually causes you to consume fewer calories.
  • Trade drinking for dancing.
  • Sneak in exercise during TV time.

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Sitting for an extended period is linked with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and an increased risk of death from heart disease and cancer.

Excessive sitting may also slow metabolism, which has an impact on the body's ability to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar, as well as break down body fat.

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What is BMI?

The Body mass index (BMI) is a marker for health & obesity. It can be measured using the following formula: weight (kg) ÷ height² (m²)

BMI indexes:

  • 18.5> is underweight
  • 18.5 ~ 24.9 is normal
  • 25 ~ 29.9 is overweight
  • 30< is obese

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We don't exercise, even if we know it is good for us

We all know exercise is good for us but we don't do it. A 2018 survey showed that 50 percent of adults and 73 percent of high school students report that they don't meet the minimum levels of physical activity.

We realise that much of the health industry gives conflicting advice on how much exercise we need, what kind, and how to get motivated.

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