Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Comments on How a Sedentary Lifestyle Can Decrease a Lifespan by Two Years

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Following an Oregon Live article revealing how unhealthy a sedentary lifestyle is, fitness expert Lorna Kleidman offers a response.

On October 1st, fitness expert and kettlebell trainer Lorna Kleidman responds to an article published for Oregon Live disclosing that living a sedentary lifestyle can decrease a person’s life span.

According to the Oregon Live article, Americans spend an average of 7.7 hours each day sitting down. In addition, the article reveals that sitting for more than 3 hours each day can decrease a person’s lifespan by two whole years. “Lack of exercise is such a problem, doctors are beginning to treat it as a medical condition. Since December, medical experts at Kaiser Permanente in Portland and other Northwest cities routinely ask outpatients about exercise. It's become so important, doctors now consider exercise a vital sign, along with weight, blood pressure, temperature and pulse,” Oregon Live reports. Additionally, internist and weight management specialist at Kaiser Permanente Dr. Keith Bachman compares the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle to smoking.

According to Oregon Live, doctors declare that exercise is one of the best ways to keep health issues like diabetes, strokes and heart disease at bay. In addition, the article proclaims that by exercising, a person’s life span is increased, their cancer rate is lowered, and their cholesterol improves. Lorna Kleidman, who uses kettlebell exercises in her workout program KettleX, professes, “The study states that if you remain sedentary for more than three hours you’re lifespan is decreased, even if you lead an otherwise active lifestyle. Knowing this, if you work at a job where you’re primarily sedentary, I recommend setting a small alarm clock on your desk, so you’re sure to get up and move around throughout the day. Stretch, take a stroll around the work place, walk the stairs or use your break time to take a brisk walk around the block. It’s so important to treat your body right, but it will also invigorate your mind.”

In addition, the Oregon Live article affirms that there is a correlation between exercise and mental health as well. According to the article, an Arizona State University study examining hundreds of studies on exercise and mental health concluded "exercise is related to positive mental health as indicated by relief in symptoms of depression and anxiety.”

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovative methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.
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