8 hours ago
WHY YOUR CHAIR IS KILLING YOU...
Here is my overview of the main idea described in the "Get up" book by Dr. Levine who is actively spreading awareness of the sitting disease worldwide. He is also creator of chair-escape programs, treadmill decks, activity tracking devices.
Sitting now is the new smoking, even worse. And nowadays we are chair sentenced from very young age. We converted to modern world of chair sloths...
Movement is not only the essence of life, it is the rhythm that defines our stage of living.
☝️The calories we burn in every day living are more essential than calories burn in the gym.☝️
There are 3 ways people burn energy: basal metabolic rate, thermic effect of food and activity thermogenesis. If you sit all day, your activity thermogenesis is almost not working. If you are always running about - it would be high.
Activity thermogenesis can be subdivided into exercise and nonexercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT). In other words - active person can burn more calories (without gym), than non-active person who goes 3 times to the gym. Going to the gym several days per week, doesn't reverse the harmful effects of prolong sitting.
What do you need to do to be that active person? Burn your chair... And start moving more. Dr Levine proved after decades of research, that obesity was a chair addiction.
Genetic movers have muscles that stop them from sitting. Sit-still circuit wasn't just in the brain, but in the muscle too...
BUT!!! The good news is that it's all reversible! If chairholic takes the first step, gets up & walks, the brain, like a muscle, adapts. It takes about 3 weeks to "build" that muscle in brain and become a walker. ☀️ Moreover, chair makes you sad... How? Being inactive sends signal to brain and it shrinks (brain is your muscle). That shrunken activity center of the brain send out fewer signals to move... People who sit adapt to sit more and become sadder. ☀️
Getting up - whatever it takes - is part of the cure. Walking regularly each day, even for just half an hour - is part for the treatment for depression...
PS: When I was reading this book, I was doing my leg stretching))😉🤸💃👯💃🤸 at Bournemouth