There’s something that most of us are doing right now, that’s bad for your blood flow and circulation.
No, it’s not what you’re doing with your eyes and ears.
It’s what you’re doing with your butt… you’re sitting on it.
That’s right, sitting for too long, especially with poor posture, is bad for circulation.
And if you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that
Healthy and strong circulation are vital for your health, fitness, and longevity.
YET, most of us sit all day long …
While a brief period of sitting here and there is natural. Long periods of sitting day in and day out can seriously impact your health and shorten your life.
Excessive sitting is bad for your back and is one of the causes of poor circulation.
Unfortunately, most of us are sitting even more than ever because of technology. And with prolonged sitting, comes negative damage to your organs:
- The Heart – In a sitting position, blood flow slows down and muscles don’t burn enough fat, which permits fatty acids to clog in the heart much faster.
- The Pancreas – The body’s ability to properly respond to insulin is badly affected by just one day of prolonged sitting. This leads the pancreas to produce more insulin, and this causes low energy, fat again, and diabetes.
- Cancer – Excessive sitting may increase your risk of colon, breast, and endometrial cancers.
So, how can you avoid sitting for too long?
Set an alarm on your computer, watch, or phone and stand up every 30-60 minutes. Move around, stretch, grab a glass of water or do something physical.
If possible, go outside for a quick 10-minute walk.
Instead of sitting and talking on your cell phone, walk around. There are no cords, so you have no limits.
I’ve listed lots of other natural and simple ways to improve your blood flow. So please take advantage of it because the older we get, the worst the circulation becomes.