Sit on this: A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found women who spent six hours a day sitting have a 37 percent higher risk of dying over those who spent less than three hours a day sitting.
Examples of moderate activity:
· Brisk walking
· Tai chi
· Cleaning house
· Improve your cardiovascular endurance by increasing your breathing and heart rate;
· Strengthen your muscles by working all muscle groups at least twice a week through weight lifting or resistance exercises such as push-ups, abdominal curls and squats;
· Improve flexibility by stretching.
A common reason people say they don’t exercise is that they just don’t have the energy to do it. That’s where nutrition comes in to play. A diet rich in protein and fiber, with healthy fats and a variety of fruits and vegetables, provides the necessary energy to fuel your commitment to exercise. At the same time, when you’re busy juggling family, work and social responsibilities, supplements can offer a way to shore up your body’s nutritional needs as you increase your activity level.