Let’s try to set up process goals this year and have fun with them!
Yes, it is a new year and it is time to re-check your fitness goal.
Although it is nice to reach your target weight, or manage to run a first 10 K race, if you did not achieved the fitness goal you setup last year, maybe you want to set a different type of fitness goal this year; a “process” fitness goal. Instead of losing 10 pounds, you set your goal to be to work out 3 times a week and eat healthy food.
“Exercise snacks” before meals are much better than one continuous moderate workout to control your blood sugar level.
More and more articles about the deadly effects of a sedentary lifestyle are reported in newspapers and magazines. Many scientific studies agree that even if you work out, if you sit a long time each day, the workout does not negate the bad effect of the sedentary lifestyle. In some sense, it is hype rather than scare tactics intended to make people buy more things (such as standing desks), but we can’t deny the results that many scientists are finding.
Although I usually do not put the review of a movie, this documentary is very apt for this site and I decided to put it. This documentary is about the obesity epidemic, especially child obesity. It clearly shows us why it is happening and what we should do.
You already know that physical inactivity leads you to many types of physical problems, including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, bone loss etc. One study published in the last year attracted many people’s attention; women who sit for long hours every day have two to three time more of a chance to develop a life threatening blood clot! It is similar to the famous “Economy Class Syndrome.” The blood clots developed in the veins in the legs and then travel to the lungs and clog up the system, which may kill you.