We’ve all heard that we’re supposed to get 30 minutes of activity a day. The government has been recommending it for a while now. The sedentary, work-a-day lifestyles that we’ve been living damage our health in irreparable ways. Sitting in a chair all day long significantly increases your chances for heart disease no matter how hard you work out to make up for it.
Now, the government is saying that 30 minutes a day might not be enough. Sure, that lowers your risk of heart disease by about 20%. However, they’ve found that increasing the amount of work further decreases your risk of heart disease. Working out for an hour a day can further cut down the risk of heart disease. The benefits continue to increase the more you work out.
So what to do? For starters, try sitting less. Get up to walk around every 15 minutes at work. Our boss wants you to network more anyways right? Make a few of those trips to the water cooler too – Make sure you’re getting your 8 glasses a day! After work, try to make sure you get your 30-60 minutes in. Sure, more is better, but living a balanced life is healthier in the long run.