How A Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Your Health

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Lana Cooksey
My goal is to improve the quality of life for all my clients by helping them feel stronger, healthier, and more confident.

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How A Sedentary Lifestyle Affects Your Health

These days it’s becoming increasingly harder to avoid leading a more sedentary lifestyle. With so many convenient technical advancements and more jobs requiring sitting behind a desk whether at an office or at home, now more than ever it is important to make sure we are taking proper care of our bodies with proper nutrition and a workout regiment. We have Roombas to vacuum our floors, grocery delivery with a touch of a button, and online shopping with same-day delivery options, and the list goes on but as we eliminate all of these small daily tasks without even realizing it we are moving our bodies a little less every day and forming more sedentary habits.

The Consequences

A sedentary lifestyle doesn’t just happen overnight, it is a habit that forms over time and can have some major health consequences. Recent studies have shown that those with more dormant behaviors have a doubled risk of weight gain and develop serious chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and even dementia. Also named the “sitting disease” it has even been proven to be a leading cause of anxiety and depression, various forms of cancer amongst many other ailments.

How does this lifestyle start to affect your body negatively? By burning fewer calories you are more susceptible to weight gain, by not using your muscles not only do you lose strength and endurance but you also start to develop weaker bones which can lead to osteoporosis. This weight gain and inactivity can lead to poor blood circulation, hormonal imbalances, a weakened immune system, and even inflammation.

Getting Started

While all this sounds scary–the great news is that it is completely preventable and many problems linked to this lifestyle are still reversible. By setting up a plan to get your body moving combined with proper nutrition you are well on your way to a healthier and happier you. While joining a gym may be intimidating we are proud to offer a completely different experience here at our boutique gym just for women in Bradenton.

Getting started with us is easy and we know that taking the first step is always the hardest- just know that we are here for you! From our fun group classes that follow all CDC Guidelines and social distancing practices to personal training options catered specifically to your fitness level and needs, we offer it all-even virtually.

Change In Procedure During COVID-19

We are committed to providing our clients with the safest gym around to continue to improve their health. We work diligently to provide a sanitary and comfortable experience for everyone by following all CDC Guidelines to ensure the safety and health of our staff and members. We have added an air scrubber to our A/C unit which sanitizes the air as it circulates to kill off common bacteria and viruses and use safety measures that include body temperature checks at the door, rigorous sanitation throughout as well as hand sanitizing stations before entering and leaving the gym.

For more information on our training packages or our new procedures please give us a call at 941-600-2257 or send us an email at

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