Lately I have found myself sitting much more than I would like to or would have thought possible. More hours in front of the computer, helping kids with homework and sitting in traffic and in all reality, all I really want to do is move!
How many of you can relate?
An athlete came to me a few weeks ago asking what she could do at work when she had a few minutes and wanted to move but was in work clothes and could not get sweaty or take the time for a formal workout.
There are more and more studies that point to all the negative effects of inactivity on your body and even your brain that can come from long periods of sitting and inactivity. Did you know too much sitting can cause a decrease in energy (no excuse that you are resting to have more energy), a decrease in metabolism (even for those who work out regularly), back and spine issues, muscle imbalance issues (think of some of hamstring and hip flexor issues you or your friends may have), lack of focus and ability to concentrate and even depression. EEK!
Sometimes however, there just isn't a choice.
Since this was first brought up I have had some interesting conversations about what various people do when they get an itch to move and don’t have time to change or even get (that) sweaty.