by Krista Enderud –
We have all heard the slogan “sitting is the new smoking” and know the risk factors associated with a sedentary lifestyle, but with our nonstop, busy lives how do we fit the added task of exercise onto our ever-growing to-do list? The question is, how can we afford not to?
We live in a world where everything is fast, convenient and available at the touch of a screen, making it easier to sit and harder to move. With all of these advancements, we still don’t seem to be getting any healthier; in fact research shows we are heading in the opposite direction. The rates of obesity in Canada continue to rise in both adults and children at an alarming and steady rate. With rising rates of obesity comes increased risk of Heart Disease, Strokes, Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer, which makes the point that it is time to make a move.
Adding more physical activity to your daily routine doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. It takes little to no equipment and you can find pockets of time throughout the day to fit it in. It can seem overwhelming to think we need to change our entire lifestyle all at once, so remember to break it down and start with small steps. Here are a few ideas to help get you moving!
Krista Enderud Fitness, B.A. Psychology, is the Weights & Rehabilitation Coordinator at Panorama Recreation Centre.
For full calendar of healthy ideas, visit https://issuu.com/seasidetimes/docs/seaside0218forweb/26.