Not Walking is as Dangerous as Smoking?
As those of you who follow my blog regularly will know, I have said that movement is an essential part of good physical and mental health. The necessity of getting the body going cannot be underestimated when considering weight management and even depression.
In a recent report on the BBC Website, it has been claimed that more than half the people surveyed for this report only get up to walk at work in order to go to the toilet. This lack of movement has been likened to be as dangerous for our health as smoking.
It cannot be immediately determined whether this is an accurate estimation of the health implications of sedimentary behaviour or if it is designed to get the reader’s attention. Either way, it is a damning indictment on western society’s lack of movement in general.
Many clients have come to me in order to help them to be more motivated to keep active. By using hypnosis and motivational theory, a person can be helped to increase the intrinsic motivational drive which will make it easier for a person to not only start a more active lifestyle but to maintain it in the long run.
So, dear reader, get up and walk as much as you can. Think of your physical as well as your mental health.