STAND UP FOR YOUR HEALTH!
Our goal is to motivate and educate people to use physical activity in order to better enhance their quality of life.
Standing vs. sitting, taking the stairs vs. riding the elevator, small concepts that can make a HUGE impact later in life. Although some people believe that you need to work out for hours a day to receive health benefits, it has been shown that just 30 minutes of walking a day can make a difference in a sedentary lifestyle.
A sedentary lifestyle is defined as any action or lack of action which results in the majority of a body's muscle groups under relaxation. Examples of this would be sitting for long periods of time, lying down, and other situations along the same line. Researchers stated, “sedentary behaviour now encompasses the majority of our lives, accounting for 50–70% of our waking day”.
A sedentary life style can lead to chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity, and many more. Luckily there are SIMPLE ways to avoid this problem such as to simply stand up instead of sitting. When trying to live a healthier lifestyle it is much more enjoyable to work with others that have similar goals. Cooperation with others, finding a group that will motivate each other in a positive way and to also find motivation from within.
"I think that is a very important component, to have passion, to have a dream, to have a purpose in life.” - Deepak Chopra
What is motivation?
• Motivation gives purpose and direction towards a specific behavior. There are two different types of motivation:
• Intrinsic: People who have intrinsic motivation strive inwardly to be competent and self determining in their quest to master task at hand.
• Extrinsic: Coming from external sources motivating you with incentives to increase inner drive towards goal.
How is it beneficial?
• Helps assist in achieving your goals by giving you an internal/external drive to succeed.
• Make positive changes in your lifestyle
• Improve Self confidence/Self esteem
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." -Henry Ford
What is cooperation?
• Collective achievement of a group of people working together to reach a particular goal. Working in a group of two or more people who interact and share mutual influence on each other can bring great success to all who are involved.
How is it beneficial?
• Working within a group of people striving for a similar goal can ultimately lead to motivation. People tend to share more motivation with in a group as opposed to working alone. Sometimes people have difficulty finding self motivation and working with others can help facilitate it.
• More likely to achieve a shared goal with the help of others.
• Accomplish more and complete bigger task within a group.
• Cooperation is important for happiness and success.
• Teamwork and shared decision making.
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• What can we do to life a healthier life? We have 24 hours in a day and how many minutes or hours are you putting in to life a healthier life? As stated in this video, it just takes 30 minutes of your day to lower the risk of multiple diseases and increase your quality of life. Think of the different ways you can incorporate physical activity into your day. For example, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going for a quick walk or even getting up to walk around for a few minutes if you are stuck at a desk job. A studie showed that being on electronics, such as watching television or surfing on your computer, at least six hours of the day can reduced your life by five years. It starts with baby steps to change your quality of life. Start with ten minutes of exercise, then fifteen, and keep increasing so you can get used to working out every day. At least 30 minutes of physical activity will benefit you in many ways, it is just getting started that may be tough. Think about things that are going to help you, family, friends etc. Just think, if you were to lose five years of your life, what are you going to be missing out on?
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