World Heart Day
According to the WHO, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) take the lives of 17.9 million people every year, 31% of all global deaths. Major contributors to this disease are the use of tobacco, unhealthy diet, the harmful use of alcohol and not surprisingly, physical activity.
Leading a sedentary lifestyle can very easily become a bad habit. Make a conscious decision of being more active today, even if making tiny changes every day.
Here are 2 health tips to get you started!
Health Tip #1
Everyone loves a bit of downtime, and sometimes binge watching your favourite TV series. Spending hours and hours on the couch and stuffing yourself with popcorn and sweets may not be the healthiest of options. Here’s a tip. Incorporate some light exercises instead of just sitting on the couch.
Make the effort to move about - do a series of sit ups, leg lifts, or even stretches with every new episode. Those 10 minutes of light exercises could make a difference.
For those who want to kick it up a notch, you can bring your heart rate up by simple things like just running on the spot with 5 min intervals. Time will just fly when you exercise and indulge in some tv watching!
Health Tip #2
Taking the lift up? How about increasing that heart rate of yours by using the stairs instead? #Laziness, yes we’ve all been there - or are still there.
We often say “I’m too busy to exercise. There’s too much. I just do not have the time”. All the #excuses to not keep healthy.
Make changes like taking the stairs up 2 floors to a meeting at your office building, or even 10 flights of stairs up to your boss’ room. You can always start small and work yourself up to more steps a day.