Dangers of sedentary lifestyle - balance board training to the rescue


Dangers of sedentary lifestyle — balance board training to the rescue

Stand up, please!

A sedentary lifestyle is defined by an excessive amount of daily sitting. It is usually connected with watching television, working the computer or reading. It’s negative health influences include increased anxiety, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and more (Bulter, 2017). As Marc Hamilton, a physiologist and professor told Men’s Health (Masters, 2010), even a man who sits 60 hours at a desk job but works out for 45 minutes a day five times a week, still has a sedentary lifestyle. Leading a sedentary lifestyle is becoming a significant public health issue. This problem appears to be increasingly widespread in many nations despite being linked to a range of chronic health conditions (Kandola, 2018).

In a 2007 report, University of Missouri scientists said that people with the highest levels of nonexercise activity (but little to no actual "exercise") burned significantly more calories a week than those who ran 35 miles a week but accumulated only a moderate amount of nonexercise activity. "It can be as simple as standing more," Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., Hamilton's colleague at Pennington says (Masters, 2010). For instance, a "standing" worker burns about 1,500 calories while on the job; a person behind a desk might expend roughly 1,000 calories.

Sitting all day at a desk leads to muscle stiffness, poor balance and mobility, and lower-back, neck, and hip pain. Spending too much time in a chair conduces to "gluteal amnesia" — the condition in which your glute muscles 'forget' how to fire. What’s more, the evidence that sitting is associated with heart disease is very strong. Needles to say how harmful sitting lifestyle is to our spine...

Balance Boards to the rescue!

Balance board gives you the opportunity to change almost every non-exercise activity into an exercise one. And if making your lifestyle healthier can be as simple as standing more (according to Katzmarzyk) balance board is perfect equipment to change your life easily and pleasantly. The only thing you have to do is getting balance board and instead of watching TV, using a computer or talking on the phone in a sitting position - do it all while standing on your balance board.

Not only standing position but also balance training, which is another natural consequence of using the balance board, provides you with great benefits. It strengthens your sense of balance, boosts your coordination, agility, helps heal, prevent injuries and improves posture. Balance workout can correct problems like curved spines and chronic neck pain by restoring the body’s natural position and maintaining proper balance.

Therefore, our advice is: get your own balance board and start wobbling! You won’t regret it. And when you feel comfortable with keeping your balance, you can use your balance board to create almost every kind of workout you need — combine it with stretching, cardio, functional training and many more… Start with doing some squats on balance board and you will get the idea!