Sitting is the new smoking: 10 tips to move that body

Sitting is the new smoking yoga nijmegenDid you hear this slogan already? Think about it: we get up in the morning from our beds, step into our cars or the train, we sit at work, sit during lunch, on the commute back home, and drop on to the couch debating with ourselves wether we should get up to go to the gym or to step on the mat and decide no to, since ‘we had such a rough day’. Is that what we were designed for in the first place? Not at all!

Last year the New York Times wrote: “the more hours that people spend sitting, the more likely they are to develop diabetes, heart disease and other conditions, and potentially to die prematurely — even if they exercise regularly.”

When you sit all day, your telomeres (the caps on the ends of your DNA strands, comparable to the plastic tips of your shoe laces) get shorter. This is a natural proces which causes us to age. But the thing here is that this process goes much faster when we spend our time sitting down!

So how can do good to our body’s? Lees verder