Cures for the Dreaded Sitting Disease

Are you ready to get off that couch and take a stand? Or a walk? Or a bike ride?

If you have kids, you may want to try USA Today’s Family Fitness Challenge.

Or simply try some of the activities from Detroit Public Television’s Get Up/Get Out website.  With its 101 ideas, your family is sure to find at least a few great ideas! 

You can even create some adventure in your own backyard!

Got teens? Drag their butts off that couch, too, and help protect them from heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions as they age.

The Family Education website has some steps you can take to get your teenager moving.  And the Kids Exercise site, based in the UK, has some suggestions for active teenage party games. (Some kids may look at you like you’re crazy, but hey, it’s worth a try)

And guess what, seniors?  You’re not off the hook!  Older people need to get off the couch, too, to reduce bone loss, ward off age-related conditions, and just have some fun!
After all, physical fitness is one of the keys to a longer, healthier life. 

One way to get away from your television and socialize, as well as stay fit and healthy is to check out your local Senior Center!

In the city where I live and work, the Senior Center offers an indoor walking track, and even a walking club. It has a gymnasium and hosts pickleball, badminton, and table tennis. Seniors can also join fitness and dance classes for a minimal cost.

 If you go to the National Institute on Aging website, you’ll find the Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging in PDF format.  It’s a great resource for older adults that will help you improve your health and wellness.

Our nation’s sitting epidemic can, and dare I say, must be eradicated!  Let’s go for it!

3 thoughts on “Cures for the Dreaded Sitting Disease

  1. Thank you, Marcia, for continuing to read Bea Boomers Wellness.
    My goal is to create some value in people's lives, and I hope I'm doing that with this blog.

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