Daily Activity

Monday, September 23, 2013

People spend countless hours sitting at work and at home. These periods of inactivity can lead to chronic health problems down the road. Dr. Edward Hill tells us some ways to get moving in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Most of us spend a lot of time daily being inactive. We sit at school or work, play video games, watch television and use the computer. These long stretches of inactivity can be detrimental to our health.

Try to limit screen time activities to less than two hours per day and look for ways to get up and get moving for a total of 60 minutes a day. Youll know youre doing great if your heart is pumping faster, your breathing quickens and youre a little sweaty.

Have a walking meeting or walk during lunch. Wash the car by hand instead of going to the carwash. Take a walk after dinner. If you find yourself getting sleepy during the day, move around for a few minutes. Touch your toes, stand and stretch, dance to the radio. Moving your body will wake up your brain.

Being active helps us have healthier hearts, fewer physical problems, healthier weights and makes us feel great. So get up and move.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.