According to Katy Bowman, M.S., biomechanist and director of Nutritious Movement, making small changes to your environment can have a BIG impact on your long-term health. I’ve put together a list of 10 small changes that don’t have to cost anything to get you started. Yes, people might think you are crazy but nothing you can’t handle! Plus once you set these up you no longer have to remember to do anything. So who’s crazy now?!
Did you know that there are many free apps out there that can help you lead a more active and less physically stressful lifestyle? Ironically they do involve phones but, used wisely, it could be to the good of your health for a change. If you spend hours on the phone every day you might as well develop some healthy habits while you’re there or perhaps stop the bad habits from developing in the first place.
I know I’m no Shakespeare but the over-use of certain words can annoy me at times. Or the over-use of a certain word, I should say, and that word is “awesome”. Yes, yes I understand that “language is a living thing, it changes all the time”. Words come into and go out of fashion. I too am guilty of overusing certain words like “amazing” and “basically” but no word seems to be so overused and misapplied nowadays as “awesome”. You’ve probably heard it used to describe the latest mediocre Summer Blockbuster movie or read it as a part of a review on Tripadvisor but it could also apply to the Taj Mahal!
Now that I’ve gotten your attention, let’s dial down the alarmism, shall we? Put more subtly, what I mean to say is that convenience (read “lack of movement”) does harm to the cells in your body. When you move, your cells get the oxygen they need to thrive and waste gets removed. The more you move, the more oxygen gets delivered and the more waste gets removed. The less you move, the less oxygen gets delivered and the less waste gets removed. Simple.