Let’s face it there are countless ways to improve your health. Endless lotions, potions, pills, and lifestyle changes which can help keep you from aging too fast.
But those all take money. And worse, many require major commitments.
Instead, you can adopt one tiny “sitting” trick today which can add YEARS to your life. It’s completely free. It only takes two minutes to do.
And it’s so simple you’ll have a hard time believing how well it works.
Commit to “2 for every 1” to dodge disease
Go grab the kitchen timer… or you can use your smartphone or a stopwatch if you prefer. Now every time you sit down during the day set it at an hour.
Whether it’s sitting at a desk for work, watching TV, or even driving, don’t forget to set it. When it dings, get up and take a two-minute stroll.
It can be around the block, up and down the stairs, or even just in circles around your office. But the goal is to keep moving for the full two minutes.
And remember you have to do it for EVERY hour you are sitting.
According to the research, that one small change hits the rewind button on the metabolic damage that happens when you sit. And that’s critical because it’s the exact kind of damage that sends your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease soaring.
Early death risk slashed by a third
In fact, studies show as important as regular exercise is it DOESN’T reverse the damage of sitting.
You could spend hours “Sweating to the Oldies” or suffer through grueling daily workouts at the gym. But if your seat is still in the seat for the rest of the day, the metabolic damage remains.
On the other hand, commit to the two minutes of movement every hour, and you can erase the harm like chalk on a chalkboard.
Best of all, according to one study, when you break up your sitting sessions with two minutes of movement your risk of an early death plummets by a third. And if you suffer from kidney problems your risk of leaving this Earth too early could drop 41 percent.
Sitting slows metabolism and raises disease risks
And don’t be fooled. Calorie burn isn’t what’s behind those remarkable results. After all, when you add up all those two-minute sessions, you’re not even working off a single meal.
No, it’s FAR more significant than that.
Every time you are sitting for more than just a couple of minutes your circulation slows, your blood starts to pool, and your metabolism begins moving at a snail’s pace.
And like a game of deadly dominoes, hormone regulation and insulin processing soon fall victim too.
But stand up and make a move every hour… even if it’s just for two minutes… and you hit the reset button. Your metabolism recharges, and your blood starts flowing again.
So if you want to slash your risk for diabetes and heart disease and add YEARS to your life commit to the “2 for every 1” sitting trick starting NOW.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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