Your daily activity level is essential to physical and mental well-being. Getting at least 10K steps per day is a proven way to maintain your health as we wake at NEGATIVE 10K each day (In a Hole we need to dig out of). When you hit 10K per day you are actually at zero, anything beyond 10K is working in the direction of CHANGE. Activity is any low-moderate intensity movement from walking to biking where Exercise is more strenuous moderate to high intensity (Heart Rate, Breathing…) to elicit CHANGE. The stress from exercise stimulates your body to repair and rebuild to increasing workloads causing a change in your physiology.
A fit drummer is much more prepared to handle the demands placed on their bodies to perform and lug gear around as well as recovering more quickly. Training for life’s demands prepares you for what lies ahead, failing to plan is a plan to FAIL. Our bodies and minds require activity and exercise to stay young and healthy. Finding a balance between too little and too much is key, over and under-exercisers have many of the same aches and pains.
Playing drums definitely adds steps to your activity requirements for the day even though you are sitting. Wear and activity monitor while playing and it will think you are running due to all the arm movements!