Courtesy of Mark Prophet, Club FNH; A place to learn Fitness, Nutrition, and Health tips that you should integrate into your every day life!
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The percentage of overweight and obese Americans is higher than ever before! As advances in technology continuously make everyday tasks more convenient, provide mindless entertainment, and make our lives easier overall, Americans are becoming less and less active. The ever increasing rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases are directly related to the ever increasing rates of individuals living sedentary lifestyles. It is time to Stand Up for ourselves and reverse these growing trends.
We spend much of our waking lives sitting–in front of computers, in meetings, watching TV, eating meals, driving, and observing games, movies, or events. The simple act of standing can burn an extra 50 calories per hour compared to sitting. Although 50 calories may not sound like much, it adds up quickly. If you can make it a habit to stand for 2 hours a day, you can burn about 10 pounds in one year! Additionally, people who choose standing over sitting note that their minds feel more clear and they have better ability to concentrate. So, stand up! You’ll be glad you did.
Take baby steps in your pursuit of weight loss. It is proven that individuals who lose a drastic amount of weight in a short amount of time are much more likely to gain that weight back than individuals who gradually lose weight. Make small transitions like sitting to standing, then standing to walking, walking to power-walking , and so on. Make sure you’re comfortable in each phase of your plan before you move onto the next phase. If you try to move too quickly, you might get caught right back where you started; sitting down.
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Mark Prophet is a recent graduate from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology: Fitness, Nutrition, and Health. He has been living a healthy lifestyle since he was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure and High Cholestorol at the young age of 16. Since he can remember, he has loved playing various sports and being outside. He is passionate about spreading his knowledge of living a healthy lifestyle to inspire others to live a more fulfilling life by incorporating Fitness, Nutrition, and Health into their every day lives.
To get in contact with Mark, please email him at Mark.Prophet@yahoo.com