Last week we discussed why sitting is so bad for you. Today we’re going to discuss what you can do about it! You may be surprised that a cardio blast after work will not do much to reverse the effects of sitting for prolonged periods of time. This article from Runner’s World discusses this and what it means to be an “active couch potato.” You can’t combat 5+ hours of sitting at work with a 30 minute elliptical session much like you couldn’t combat smoking a pack a day with an end of the day jog. You need to implement standing, pacing, and moving throughout your day effectively make a change. Here are some tips about how you can get moving at work:
A study from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute gained major media attention last year when the results showed that extended sitting is leading to major diseases. This study spiked articles such as “Sitting is the New Smoking” and “Ways Sitting is Shortening your Life.” But what exactly issitting doing to us and what can we do about it? This week’s blog series will go over these questions and give you some easy stretches that you can do at your desk to get moving.
You’ve heard people who get sick all the time say: “I just have a weak immune system.” There’s usually a reason for that! How we react to bugs that float around has a lot to do how we are treating our bodies and what we are putting into them. No one likes being sick, so check out these 5 easy ways you can boost your immune system naturally.
Do your kids or someone’s you know have chronic ear infections? Middle ear infections are clinically called otitis media and are usually treated with antibiotics. Round after round of antibiotics only alleviate the problem for a short amount of time until the next bout starts. Sadly, many ear infections do not respond to antibiotics because they are not bacterial. The physician feels pressured to give the mother something though, so they get antibiotics. This starts a whole new problem. Antibiotics destroy the good bacteria that lines the gut. A lack of healthy gut bacteria is associated with allergies, inflammatory bowel disease (Chron’s and ulcerative colitis for example) and general autoimmune reactions.