Are you a couch potato? Here’s why you need to do walking instead.

We already know that walking instead of riding public transportation or driving or simply being lazy is good for our health.

So you might not be surprised anymore if I tell you what happened to a study conducted on more than 200,000 Australians. The researchers found out that instead of being a couch potato, an hour spent walking or doing physical activities reduces the odds of early death by 12 to 14%.

Walking for longer life

The researchers know that people spend an average of two to three hours just watching TV or sitting down and not doing anything.

With the average person sitting watching two to three hours of TV a day, there is definitely scope for people to get off the couch and be more active.

So does this mean that instead of watching your favorite TV shows, you need to go out and walk instead? YES. Even for only an hour.

Also, it doesn’t have to just be walking, the researchers also suggested that the activities to replace sitting down can be as simple as kicking a ball in your own backyard, or walking your dog for another thirty minutes every day.

If you do need to sit down because of desk work, try to spice it up by doing office exercises or the scientific seven minute exercises. The key is to always move as often as possible.

Here are some tips on how to brisk walk:

Do you think you can do it? Watch those TV shows whilst on a treadmill instead!

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