10 Reasons to Un-Sit
#1 Re-set metabolism
Un-sitting re-sets our basic metabolisms with blood pressure, glucose, triglycerides, “good” cholesterol, and waistline size responding positively to moving about.
#2 Lessen risk for stroke, heart attack, breast/colon/lung cancers, diabetes, obesity
Un-sitting creates lessened risk for these sedentary “lifestyle” conditions and creates better biomarkers (measurements) for metabolism, indicators of risk for these conditions.
#3 Helps control weight
Un-sitting means re-set are mechanisms important to controlling weight: metabolism, appetite control, and leptin resistance. More calories are expended as well.
#4 Fight big butt/big belly
Un-sitting re-sets muscles that shape butt and belly, under-used and mis-used as we sit too much.
#5 Lessen neck/back pain
Un-sitting re-sets muscles that work to hold our skeletons in place, muscles that work in unintended ways with too much sitting, creating discomfort and pain.
#6 Sharpens the body and mind
Un-sitting improves mental and physical performance as well as lessening risk for injury and increasing creativity.
#7 Decreases risk for cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s
Un-sitting increases blood flow to the brain as well as provides physical activity and improves other indicators for cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s: glucose levels, high blood pressure, obesity and depression.
#8 Improves balance and mobility
Un-sitting improves balance and gait abilities, making less likely falls and mobility problems both for the elderly and all of us as we grow older.
#9 Improves physical appearance and mental acuity
Un-sitting improves all of the above creating a more energetic, positive you.
#10 Live longer, live better
Un-sitting increases life spans and, as you can see from the above, the quality of that life.