It is a well-known fact that in order to live a long and healthy life, one has to make required changes in their lifestyle. According to an article in Men’s Health Magazine about the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The impacts of a not moving have a wide range of negative impacts including. But not limited to: cognitive issues (depression, anxiety), physical issues (cancer, chronic back pain, insomnia, etc.) among others (Hrustic, 2017).
In order to maintain a moderate level of exercise (Hrustic, 2017). Further interesting analysis of this need for an active lifestyle. By cramming this lifestyle change of 2.5 hours of exercise over 2 days/week. And can lessen the risk of death from heart disease by a staggering 40 percent (Hrustic, 2017). At ASK4CARE we promote health and well being through our trusted home and healthcare programming and services.
However, what are we Canadians doing to overcome this danger of such a sedentary lifestyle also needs to be also analyzed. Sadly, the answer is not much! A recent study into this sedentary lifestyle of Canadians found that the general population in the country was actually less active than they actually think. Stat can researchers got more than 2000 Canadians to wear a device that would measure their actual level of physical activity (Abedi, 2018). The results showed that only a meager 17 percent of Canadians met.
Given the risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. It should be important for Canadians to get moving and keep moving in order to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The harsh winter weather should be an excuse to not get going whether it’s for a short walk or a 30-minute run on the treadmill! One particular sport which can burn a lot of calories and is being played around a year is a squash. Sport is playing within the confines of four walls with a racket and rubber ball. And gives a great cardiovascular workout when done competitively!
Whatever physical activity that you wish to take part in. It is important to keep it constant and remember to keep moving. At ASK4CARE SUPPORT SERVICES INC our personal support workers keep you moving with active community integration programs. That offers all year round.