Tell me, does this sound familiar…
You’ve spent all day reading one of your favorite books, finishing one chapter after another, when suddenly — you stop.
You look up at the clock and realize you haven’t stood up in hours…you can’t even recall the last time you actually did…
Those days when the only time you seem to leave your seat is when it’s finally time for lunch or dinner.
Well if this has happened to you, you’re not alone.
All that time spent sitting in one spot is something everyone experiences at one point or another. And if it happens too often, it can really grow into a problem…
Especially as you get older, and your prostate health starts to come into question.
You see, in a recent study, researchers measured the physical activity levels of many different types of men.
They found the men with lifestyles that were more sedentary tested higher for a protein linked directly to prostate cancer. (1)
So today, I wanted to share a few simple “tricks” you can use to keep yourself “on your toes” and keep the prostate issues at bay.
(And they might sound simple…but they deliver some pretty powerful results.)
1. Set a reminder
Like I said above, it’s easy to lose track of how much time you spend sitting. So, set an alarm to remind yourself to stand every 60 minutes. And when you get up, feel free to stretch and move around a little.
And the more times you can get up during the day, the better.
2. Go mobile
If you’ve got to use the phone and you’re not tied to a desk — get up and walk around while you’re on the call.
3. Make specific tasks upstanding
The next time you’re folding clothes, or doing something as simple as texting a friend, try standing up until you’re done.
4. Get personal
If you work in an office, instead of emailing or calling your co-workers, walk over to their workspace and have a face-to-face discussion.
Better yet, if you’ve got a one-on-one meeting scheduled, see if your counterpart would be up for having a meeting where you walk and talk instead.
5. Don’t let sore feet stand in your way
If you haven’t already made comfortable shoes a priority, you definitely should. Because almost nothing makes it harder or more difficult to get up out of your seat than sore, achy, painful feet.
6. Step it up
To keep an eye on just how much standing you’ve done throughout your day, try investing in a fitness tracker.
And if want to track your step data without the added expense, most modern smartphones have apps that track your movement right from the device — provided it’s with you as you move.
7. Be a do-it-yourselfer
The next time you’re thinking about pulling into the automatic car wash — don’t! Take a few extra minutes over your weekend and scrub your vehicle yourself.
And this extends to other errands — cut your grass with a push mower; don’t get your food delivered, walk to the corner market instead.
8. Go the distance
Another office tip — if you’ve got a few extra minutes, skip the escalators and the elevators and head for the stairs.
And when you get home in the evening, before you head for the couch, take a few extra minutes to square away any items that might need to go in a specific place.
9. Try a standing desk
Now, I understand not every workstation allows for standing. But if possible, switch out to an adjustable desk so you can spend more hours of your day on your feet.
Luckily, thanks to great research and some great advice, you can take back control of your prostate health…so you can be healthier and happier than ever.
So go ahead and give these tips a try for yourself. They certainly work for me…
If you’re not sure where to start, pick anything! As long as you’re spending more time on your feet, you’re doing just fine.
And for an extra boost of support, there’s also Predoxen’s Prostate Formula. It’s loaded with 30 all-natural ingredients specially formulated to help your body fight back against those nagging prostate problems.
(1) “The Weird Thing That Can Mess With Your Prostate”. 2015. Men’s Health. Accessed October 4 2018. menshealth.com/health/a19540225/prostate-cancer-risks/.