As humans we were made to move. We were not meant to live sedentary lives.
The average American takes only 2,000 steps per day, when 10,000 is the minimum recommended! In 2010 the CDC reported that only 20.4% of Americans meet both the aerobic and muscle-strength physical activity guidelines. It is time to change the average!
Regular physical activity can improve the health and quality of life of Americans of all ages, regardless of the presence of a chronic disease or disability. It is an essential part of life!
Among adults and older adults, physical activity can lower the risk of:
- Early death
- Coronary heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Breast and colon cancer
Among children and adolescents, physical activity can:
- Improve bone health.
- Improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness.
- Decrease levels of body fat.
- Reduce symptoms of depression.
We must take control of our health.
For people who are inactive, even small increases in physical activity are associated with health benefits.
Where can you start?
A very simple way to see how physically active you are is through using a pedometer and tracking your daily movement. You may be surprised at how "inactive" or "active" you actually are throughout your day.
Energeia Boot Camp Malibu is hosting the Active Life Challenge to see how physically active we are throughout our day. This is a wonderful way to commit to your active lifestyle. For more information on this challenge please go to this link: http://www.energeiabootcamp.com/activelifechallenge/?nohit=true
Lets make the change today!