Excessive sedentary lifestyles are a leading cause of death and disability around the world. Excessive sedentary lifestyles result in double the risk of cardio vascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes, increase the risk of colon cancer, and heart attacks, while increasing the risks of cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, and colon cancer. Studies have indicated that people who have a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to contract Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), and post-traumatic stress disorder. Furthermore, people who have a sedentary lifestyle are much more likely to die from all sorts of heart problems, including cardiac arrest and coronary artery aneurysm. This article will provide you with a better understanding of the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, both psychological and physical, to your health.
The main physical activity that is recommended for prevention of cardio vascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes, is exercise. Exercise has been proven to significantly reduce the mortality rate for heart attacks and strokes, by sixty percent. The recommended amount of physical activity per week is thirty minutes. This can be increased or decreased according to your particular lifestyle and health condition. For people who already spend the recommended amount of time spent exercising on a daily basis, increasing the time spent exercising by fifty minutes per week will double their life expectancy.
For those of you trying to figure out how to add activity to your sedentary lifestyle, increasing the amount of time spent exercising by only thirty minutes per day will double your lifespan. Therefore, this answer is “How to Add Activity to a Sedentary Lifestyle.” The next question that you may ask is how long does it take for a person to become inactive and then become inactive again, while living a lethargic lifestyle?
As previously mentioned, most physicians do not consider any significant lifetime risk for death from heart attack or stroke related to being sedentary. This is because both of these diseases are associated with obesity and are often associated with being a smoker. Therefore, for these diseases there are certain changes that need to be made in your lifestyle in order to avoid them and to live longer. First, a person must stop sitting all day and begin walking during the day. Second, if you are sitting at a desk all day, begin reading books or watching television instead of watching TV and lying down to rest.
There is a definite link between obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Being obese increases your risk of developing many of the chronic health conditions that are associated with being sedentary, such as diabetes and heart disease. In addition to increasing your risk of these diseases, being obese also makes it more difficult for you to exercise regularly and to lose weight. Therefore, changing your sedentary lifestyle and adding exercise to it can have very positive health effects, both short term and long term. You may lose some weight at first when you make these lifestyle changes, but your body will soon get used to the lack of physical inactivity and will compensate by simply storing more fat.
If you want to get rid of the excess fat that you are sitting on, it is important for you to incorporate physical activity into your daily life and to make new habits to get rid of the excess fat in your body. Sedentary lifestyles are very easy to get used to, and once you get used to sitting on the couch all day, you will likely never change your habits. Changing your sedentary lifestyle now will not only help you to lose weight, but it will also help you to live a longer life. After all, you deserve to live as long as you want and not suffer from any of the chronic health conditions that are associated with being sedentary.