Keeping our bodies moving allows our muscles and bones to move more which makes them stronger so they can work more fluently and effectively. When you sit around all day your body gets stiff and your muscles don’t get used as much - this can decrease muscle mass and bone density. Movement throughout your day provides a consistent way to ensure you are providing your muscles and bones what they need leading to a healthier lifestyle.
For example, if you exercise for 30 minutes of the day but sit down for the other 12.5 hours you are less likely to gain all of the amazing mental and physical benefits of exercise. So what can you do to improve movement throughout your day? Get up, go for a walk when you feel like you’ve been sitting down for too long, work at a standing desk for little bits of your day, use an exercise ball at your desk instead of a chair, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park a little farther away from the supermarket, instead of watching TV go outside and play! There are so many little things that you can do to increase body movement throughout your day that will make a huge a huge difference to your overall health!