People have long believed that sedentary lifestyles can help us live healthier lives, and they often promote their ideas by promoting health benefits from a sedentist lifestyle.
Unfortunately, the sedentary living lifestyle also can be detrimental to our health, and can cause many chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer.
We spoke with nutrition expert and author of The Sedentary Life, Dr. J.C. Leyland, to learn how sedentary lives can be harmful to your health and how you can be more sedentary without compromising your health.
Dr. Leylands primary role in his research is in nutrition, particularly in regards to the health effects of food and beverage consumption, which can affect health outcomes.
The diet of the sedentists are not designed to be healthy, he says, and it is very important to be mindful of the diet you are on.
“We are living in a world of technology, and we live in an age where we can do things that we have never done before, and there are many things that are available that we could do without having to do any of that,” Dr. Leyles says.
Dr. Lee says the sedents diet of today has evolved, and in the 1950s, the diet was more focused on meat, dairy, and fish.
Dr Lee points out that we are now living in an era where people are not only consuming more processed foods, but they are consuming far more processed carbs, sugars, and fats.
Dr Leyland says people need to understand that there are a number of different foods that can be used as healthy eating.
“If you’re a sedenter and you eat the most healthful foods, you’re going to have a much better chance of being able to do the things that you want to do,” he says.
For example, Dr Lee says there are two types of foods that are good for us: healthy and unhealthy.
Healthy foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
“You need a diet that is a little bit balanced, and healthy is what we need,” he explains.
The sedentism lifestyle has become a major part of the modern American diet.
Dr Leyland is particularly concerned with how people are consuming sugary drinks and other junk food.
He also points out the sedented lifestyle has been linked to a number chronic diseases.
“I think that the sedenting lifestyle, or what is being encouraged in America today, has a very strong association with many chronic diseases that we know are associated with a high body fat percentage,” he said.
Dr Lee says when it comes to the sedative lifestyle, the more sedent you are, the healthier your health will be.
“The health benefits of the lifestyle you are doing will be much greater than the health benefits that you are avoiding,” he states.
Dr Li says a sedental lifestyle is actually beneficial to your heart health.
He says, “You want to be sedentary, and that’s good because the more you sit down, the less likely you are to get heart disease.”
Dr Leylands recommendation to sedentary people is to go on a regular physical activity program.
Dr Luz says, “[The sedentary] lifestyle can actually promote good health because you’re actually exercising and you’re doing it all the time.”
Dr Li says that the physical activity is something that most people don’t do enough of, and he encourages people to get more exercise.
“It’s a very good idea for people to go to a gym, get more physical activity,” he tells us.
“That’s a great way to get healthy.
It also has been shown to reduce the risk of many chronic illnesses.”
Dr Leylands latest book, The Sedentist Life, which is available on Amazon, is a guide for sedentitists.
He shares a number other tips for a healthy lifestyle, including avoiding the sugar and refined carbohydrates that many people eat on a daily basis, and limiting the amount of sugar, sugar alcohols, and processed foods you eat.
Dr López also shares a few other tips that are very helpful to sedentitarians.
“One thing I tell people is not to drink sugar alcohol,” he recommends.
“When I tell them, I don’t drink alcohol, I drink a lot of coffee.
It’s really good to drink coffee, but not to have too much caffeine.”
Dr Lózas advice to people is a good one, and as the sedantist lifestyle is becoming more popular, Dr Leyres books are becoming more available.