What are Sedentary and Healthy Lifestyles?

Lifestyle is a word that every company, team and movement would love for you to buy into. If an action, belief, product, can reach enough people to the point it becomes synonymous with that group you may just have a lifestyle on your hands.

I’m sure you’ve heard the word lifestyle or healthy lifestyle, fitness lifestyle and so on in the last few years; in print and social media, at work and in the supermarket, it seems like everyone’s on a healthy lifestyle but you. The flipside of a healthy lifestyle is undoubtedly a sedentary lifestyle, you may also be aware of this one. If not, you’re in the right place because I’d like to talk to you about the two briefly.

Both sedentary and healthy lifestyles are subjective and mean different things depending on who you’re talking to and how the influences of life have shaped their outlook on health and fitness. But the basic breakdown of a sedentary lifestyle and associated factors will include little to no physical activity throughout the week, extended time sitting down, the consumption of foods that are of lower quality and eating in quantities that could be described as overeating.

To reduce and better still reverse the effects of sedentary living a man must employ a healthy lifestyle. This can take many forms and include but not restricted to:

  • Fasting
  • Balanced Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Healthy Relationships and Community
  • Good Money Management
  • Good Management of Mental Health and Sleep

As you can see a healthy lifestyle is a lot wider in meaning than Fitness, Fixie Bike or BJJ Lifestyles for example. Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t going to come about overnight but by writing down *SMART goals in these areas you can make positive changes in your life to the point you’ll look back at yourself and notice the growth within you.

If you need help as it relates to the fitness and nutritional sides of your personal healthy lifestyle in particular, and feel ready to get into better shape, drop me a message [Here] and turn this year and the rest of your life around. Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe to CriterionFit, stay blessed and strong.

Further Reading:

World Health Organisation on Sedentary Lifestyle [CLICK HERE]

*Specific, Measurable, Agreed, Realistic and Time-bound.

Published by Abu Hafs

Abu Hafs Hanif from London. Married with Children. Fitness and Nutritional Advisor.

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