How far should we walk in a day? How much time do we spend sitting? How long are you lying down? Do you know how many steps you take during a day? How much does this balance (or unbalance) affect our health?
A cool fresh study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, showed how the time spent in a sitting position is directly proportional to the abdominal circumference and cardiovascular risk (not to mention the problems this creates in the back, feet, etc. etc. .)
Conversely, in the study, it was found that people who spent more than 9 hours standing or walked more than 15,000 steps a day did not have metabolic syndrome (i.e. overweight and cardiovascular risk).
So between the time sitting in the car, on the desk, on the sofa, at the table or lying in bed, we end the day with little time available to complete our “movement” because … we are really sitting for a long time !!
We have to take steps and movement. There is no escape from the numbers, 10,000 or even better 15,000 we should do them every day, on average, or we should move for at least two hours.
Obviously it also depends on the level of intensity of the physical activity we do, a fast run or walk is certainly more suitable for recovering the inactive period of the day.
A little effort shouldn’t scare you, as “out of breath” is a sign of a good exit effectiveness.
Remember that if you intend to run correctly to minimize injuries and enjoy your ride, there are technical running instructors. If you need information, feel free to contact us!