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10 easy ways to move more

You may have heard the sayings “sitting is the new smoking” or “sitting can kill you.” Yes, those may sound extreme, but in essence, they’re true. Recent research studies have suggested that being sedentary and sitting too much can shorten one’s lifespan, diminish the quality of life, and contribute to the development of chronic diseases. That’s because our bodies were made to move, and there truly are easy ways to exercise! Just 30 minutes of activity every single day does a body SO much good – it boosts your energy, regulates digestion, enhances your mood, and improves circulation, just to name a few! No, this doesn’t mean you have to sign up for a marathon, hire a personal trainer or join the gym, while those are all great options, too. But, there are simple and easy ways to incorporate exercise into our everyday activities and get our bodies moving! 1. Take the stairs. Whenever and wherever you can, take the stairs and not the elevator. It’s no coincidence that many doctors ask patients whether they can go up a