Dr. James Levine (Esteemed Researcher at the Mayo Clinic) performed a study among men and women using underwear with sensors. The sensors on the underwear charted the participants movements 20 times a second for EVERY second throughout the day, recording various physiological health markers as well as calories burned. Unequivocally, it was concluded that your daily movements were far more important and superior to your overall health, wellbeing and weight loss than going to the gym for one or two hours after sitting at work all day.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Daily workouts can’t undo damage done from sitting all day* ~Dr. James Levine
Movement WINS! Movement will always win.
When you sit too long you risk not only gaining weight but also overall health costs.
Here are just a few risk factors of sitting (from several studies).
1. Weigh gain, including obesity
2. Increased blood pressure
3. Abnormal cholesterol levels
4. Excess abdominal visceral fat
5. Elevated risk of cardiovascular disease
6. Cancer risk grows
7. Injury rates skyrocket
8. Psychological factors are also involved (e.g. anxiety, depression)
9. Risk of death from any cause increases by ~50%
The impact of movement is profound. Shockingly, we have needed researchers to tell us that Making Movement-> Matters! It has come to this. In an era of technology and progress, and more specifically in first world countries (i.e. you are reading this post), we have lost the true nature of being human- to move. We were born to MOVE.