Stuck in Your Chair? Try Snacking… on Exercise

A simple strategy to get more movement into your day

Dylan Dacosta
In Fitness And In Health

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The “information age” has brought plenty of positives. One of them is that you’re probably reading this email on your phone. A sentence that, if said to any human before the turn of the 21st century, would probably yield a response such as:

“How the hell do you read mail on your telephone?”

One shift in this era has been a lot of folks transitioning from back-breaking physical labour to, well, back-aggravating sedentary labour.

Sitting on your butt for an 8–10 hour workday is more common than ever.

This comes with pros, but as with anything, it also comes with cons. One downside is that many folks have taken on increasingly sedentary lifestyles. I’m not going to get hyperbolic on you and say, “Sitting is the new smoking,” but there is truth in the increased health risks that accompany a more horizontal lifestyle. A lifestyle I am personally a fan of.

One way around this is engaging in more physically active hobbies such as exercise or sports. A potential downside is that even if you train 2–3 times per week, that only accounts for a fractional part of your week.

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Dylan Dacosta
In Fitness And In Health

I am a personal trainer and online coach from Toronto, Ontario. If you like my writing, check out my website! www.five-elements.ca