We know the holidays are yet to be over, but it is never too early to start thinking about 2018 and what changes you may want to make to ensure a healthy and happy year!
Everyone is different, we have different goals, different likes, different needs. However, HEALTH is arguably the one thing that everyone wants, needs and enjoys!!
So what is one thing that you can do to ensure a healthier 2018?
Yes, it is that simple.
Now we did not say exercise more, though, that would be a great second goal, we just want you to sit less.
Gretchen Reynolds of the NY Times wrote a great article on a study that was just published that links sitting to heart injury.
The researchers examined the link of sitting to levels of troponins, which are proteins that are released when heart cells are hurt or dying. When someone has a heart attack, vast amounts of troponins are released.
increased level of troponins = higher risk of heart failure
The researchers found that with increase hours of sitting, ones troponins levels were higher.
This finding also correlates with the findings of other studies where the more hours one sits, the higher the risk factor for diabetes and obesity, both of which can have adverse affects on the heart cells causing damage.
Sitting may seem harmless, but our bodies NEED movement.
So, even if you are not someone who likes to create New Year Resolutions, we hope you will make one exception and try to sit less in 2018, not for us, for your HEART!!!!