We work hard to improve our lifestyle because we want to age gracefully, stay healthy and live life to the fullest. We do not want to limit our potential because we want to do more things like travel, meet more people, try delicious foods, share our knowledge with the community, and enjoy the most important people in our lives.
We can achieve all this right now, at no extra cost. We just need to commit to a new lifestyle.
Growing old has become the greatest fear of most people, and they will do everything to look good and feel young again. But most people focus on the superficial effects of aging like wrinkles, excessive body fat and dry, saggy skin. Those who have the means spend time and money on medication and surgical procedures. But the truth is, moving more and nourishing what’s inside your body, like the heart, muscles and bones, will have more long-lasting results.
A very recent Australian study of more than 200,000 adults published in Archives of Internal Medicine found that those who sat for 11 or more hours a day had 40 percent more risk of dying in the next three years as compared to those who sat for less than four hours a day.
This implies that aside from regular exercise of 30-60 minutes a day, one should stand and move more. If your work requires lots of physical activity (like a fitness trainer, massage therapist, waiter, carpenter, saleslady, or messenger), thinking of ways to move might not be a problem at all.