These were the words I typed into Google Search: Statistics on sedentary lifestyles. It was quite scary but eye-opening. It was incredible! It was amazing!
These were the stats from the original article, “Your lifestyle could be contributing to acid reflux“
- Inactivity and poor diet alone are responsible for 300,000 deaths annually in the United States.
- A lack of exercise is responsible for 20% of all deaths among people aged 35 and over.
- 65 percent of Americans watch at least 2 hours of television daily.
- Spending $24 billion on direct medical care is attributed to sedentary lifestyles.
- Sedentary lifestyles are more common in women than in men.
Diet and Lifestyle changes: GERD, Acid Reflux, Heartburn and Hiatus Hernia
It’s pretty shocking! It was just the infographic!
I realize that sitting is a bad habit for my digestive system. When I was ready to make a shift, I tried acid-reducers and acid blockers, as well as proton inhibitor medication. It worked for a time, but my symptoms returned. It returned with a vengeance this time! Could my sedentary lifestyle contribute to acid reflux?
Fast forward >>> to these last few days. It looks like I have acid reflux once again. To find out where I was going wrong, I reviewed my naturopathic physician’s treatment plan and supplementation recommendations. Make sure to check vitamins and supplements. Water, okay, I will add one or two more bottles. Greek yogurt is horrible, but I’ll buy more to add flaxseed. And so on.
The long hours have not changed. I spent sitting on my back. No matter what the weather is, I can sit for hours. My body is not active even though my mind is always working.
According to WebMD, a walk for 10-15 minutes per day can help improve digestion. It can ease gas, constipation, and stomach cramps. StyleCraze.com is the largest website for women, and Ameya C is a contributor. The Universe is calling me, and it’s calling you–a wake-up call. Now is the right time to make a choice. It will not be easy. Yes! Yes!