Walking For a Healthier You

A lot of us think that we will have a lot more freedom and time to ourselves once we enter adulthood and start living independently with a job of our own, but that is actually not the case. Most of us work 9-5 desk jobs where we spend hours at a time sitting in the same chair hunched over the same desk and working away on our computers. The only times we probably get up being when it is break, when we are called somewhere, and when we are about to leave for home.

By the time we get home, we are tired and we just want dinner and then spend whatever time we are left getting some work done and then sit down and watch something on the laptop or television before turning in for the night. During the entire 24 hour span, we barely end up walking at all. In fact, we are mostly just sitting or lying down.

This is a problem because there are multiple studies that have found strong correlations between long durations of sitting and the likelihood of developing back and spinal adjustment problems. There is also the additional research on how office workers, especially desk workers are more likely to develop cardiovascular issues as well. With news like this everywhere, it is important to change our lifestyle. The first being changing our diet to a healthier one, and if you are looking for healthy recipes and ideas, you can check out the Health Nerdy Blog. The next thing we need to do is to walk more. You should set a minimum target of 10,000 steps a day and make sure to track your progress. You can get up after every half hour of sitting to take a round of your office floor, walk to your grocery stores or go for a walk every day after work. You really want to make sure that you make walking a necessary part of your lifestyle in order to stay healthier.