Older Adult Fitness Blog

The Sitting Disease

As discussed in this article, we now live in a culture of inactivity because so much of our time is spent sitting and it only gets worse the older we get.   The oldest adults typically spend 8 to 12  hours each day sitting.  This has been linked to an increased risk of struggling with daily independent activities such as bathing, eating, walking and getting out of bed.   We need to be able to do all these daily activities to remain independent which should be the goal for us all as we age.

Get moving!  People who move are doing much more stuff such as gardening, walking, volunteering and playing with grand kids, all activities that not only keep us strong, healthy and independent, they increase our quality of life by making us feel better all around.   Keep moving, your body will thank you in so many ways!

Stay active and healthy,


About the Author

Laurie is a Fitness Instructor and Trainer with her Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification (AFLCA) in Older Adult (65+) Fitness, as well as a prior graduate of SAIT. She is the founder and owner of Staying Active Health & Wellness Ltd. She created this blog to further her mission of bringing fitness awareness to older adults, and also when she realized that there are not many older adult fitness blogs out there! Laurie lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband Chris and their four children -- as well as Bella, their golden doodle (golden retriever / poodle cross).

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