By Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND, CSCS
Weight gain and obesity is a major cause of many of today’s chronic diseases; diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, many cancers, etc. The plethora of convenience foods, processed foods, artificial sweeteners, sugars, and carb-centric diets have led us down the path of weight gain and obesity, with 75% of the population in this category.
However, while obesity is a major health problem a new study finds that lack of movement is actually TWICE as deadly as obesity!
That’s right, not getting enough exercise or movement in your day will put you at twice the risk of developing a chronic disease, regardless of your current bodyweight. I have seen first hand in clinical practice just how profound an impact movement has on improving all areas of health and well-being.
I could outline all the ways fitting an extra 20-30 minutes of movements into your day will improve your health, but Dr. Mike Evans MD from Toronto says it better than anyone. Take 9 minutes out of your day and watch this video, it could change your life!
Enough said. Improve your mental, physical, and emotional health in 2015 by incorporating more movement into your life; cycle to work, go for a walk after dinner, take the stairs instead of the escalator, enjoy some ‘play’ time with family or friends on the weekend.
The more movement you can incorporate into your life, the better you’ll feel, the better you’ll perform at work and in the gym, and best of all… you’ll become a the better YOU!
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Dr. Marc Bubbs, ND, CSCS, is a Naturopathic Doctor, Strength Coach, Author, Speaker, and Blogger practicing in Toronto, Canada. He believes that diet, exercise, and lifestyle factors have the most profound impact on your overall health and performance. Marc is the author of The Paleo Project – A 21st Guide to Looking Leaner, Getting Stronger, & Living Longer and currently serves as the Sports Nutrition Lead for Canadian Men’s Olympic Basketball Team.Dr. Marc Bubbs ND, CSCS