Enough Exercise Can Be Enough to Cancel Out a Day of Sitting

While the CDC guideline says a person should exercise at least 30 minutes a day, many wonder if that half an hour is truly enough to compensate for all the time people spend sitting. That is not a very difficult question to answer because short research into the topic shows that 30 minutes of daily exercise will not cancel out an entire day of sitting. So, it is key to add more movement to a daily routine to counter the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

There Is a Lot of Research Done on the Effects of Sitting and Exercise

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Most people know that spending long periods sitting down isn’t good for the body. Doctors and physical therapists say that it can cause poor circulation while weakening gluteal and large leg muscles. Poor posture may also cause spine discs to compress more than they normally would and accelerate their degeneration. There is also a large body of research showing that sitting for long periods and a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to long-term health. A recent study following some 100,000 participants determined that sitting for eight or more hours a day correlated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and even death. Meanwhile, sitting for less than four hours a day and exercising every day reduced those risks significantly.

30 Minutes of Exercise Can Be Enough but Not for Everyone

Person working behind a desk

Other studies looked at the benefits of getting 30 minutes of daily exercise. After following over 130,000 people for about 14 years, researchers determined that half an hour of exercise reduced the risk of death by about 80% percent in people who sit for less than seven hours a day. However, those 30 minutes of exercise had a less positive effect on people who spent seven to 11 hours sitting and no positive effect on people who have over 11 hours of sitting a day.

Creative Ways to Exercise Can Make Everything Simpler and Easier

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Researchers recommend that people who work for eight hours a day sitting should do about an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise a day. Getting two to four hours of light activity before and after work is a great way to counter the hours of sitting down. Good ways to invest in physical activity include getting a treadmill in the TV room, taking a dog out for a long walk in the morning, or doing house chores before work. Stretching and doing squats after exercise is also useful. Some people also prefer to invest in a standing desk. A good way to keep things in balance is to dedicate more time to physical activity during the weekends.

Pop Star Ariana Grande Might Be Releasing Her Own Makeup Line

Ariana Grande might have tried hiding it for some time, but the cat’s out of the bag. The rumors are that she has her own makeup line coming out soon. The 28-year-old pop star has a huge fan base, and fans have discovered some clues they think might be hinting at an upcoming deal.

Is Ariana Grande Creating Her Own Makeup Line?

Ariana Grande attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala Fans have started to notice a new Instagram page as well as a website that is dedicated to R.E.M. Beauty, which is named after Ariana Grande’s song from her Sweetener album from 2018. Additionally, Joan, Ariana’s mom, follows the Instagram page, even though there are no posts as of yet.

A few additional teasers were discovered as a few R.E.M. Beauty billboards started popping up all around Times Square in New York City. Doug Middlebrook, Ariana’s best friend, posted these billboards to his own Instagram story.

Ariana Grande already has a deal with R.E.M. for her perfume that sells in Ulta stores, along with others that are named after her songs “God is a Woman” and “Thank U, Next.” This new brand, however, would have Ariana stepping into new territory.

Trademarks In the Works

Based on documents that were filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Ariana Grande’s company, Thunder Road, Inc., filed trademark applications for products under the R.E.M. Beauty name. These products included lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner, highlighter, brow gel, and more.

Ariana Grande at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

Some applications were filed for products with specific names based on lyrics from her songs. Some include Flourishing Volumizing Mascara, Midnight Shadows, and At the Borderline Eyeliner.

Fans have yet to hear any official news from Ariana herself regarding any potential beauty launches. However, if the rumors are true, Ariana Grande will be following in the footsteps of a few other celebrity beauty moguls including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Lady Gaga, and Halsey.