Moving with intention and pleasure is an act of self-care that respects the very reason for existing in a physical body.
Your body is designed for regular movement, but modern televisions, computers, and automobiles have forced people to spend far longer sitting down than standing up. This has serious consequences for the weight of individuals, the posture of many people, and ultimately the lifespan.
People who sit too much every day are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans, even if they exercise, a new study finds.
When you sit, the processes in your body that break down fats and sugars seem to stall. When you stand or move, the muscle activity required triggers these processes back into action. Any kind of movement, regularly throughout the day, can make a difference. Research indicates that everyone who engages in prolonged sitting can be at risk, even those who spend a few hours a week at the gym or walk vigorously 30 minutes or more each day. With sitting we sabotage the lymphatic system, which helps the body to suppress infections. Lymph vessels, which drain waste products, do not have a pump like the he art, they are controlled by the rhythmic contraction of the muscles in the legs. So, while you sit, the lymphatic system cannot do its job.
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