The connection between inactivity and physical/mental health


The connection between inactivity and physical/mental health

In the 21st century, the modern man spends many hours sitting or simply lying down, whether at work, in front of the TV or on his laptop. At the same time, as a part of an "active" society, we are actually greatly slowed down by the pace at which science, technology, the economy, and the world advance.

This is why I will explain further what a sedentary lifestyle is, as well as how minor changes can have a big impact on your health. First, let me explain what a sedentary lifestyle is. Physical activity is minimal or nonexistent in a sedentary lifestyle.

When watching television, playing video games, reading, using a mobile phone, or using a computer, people with sedentary lifestyles often sit or lie down. Take care! Having a sedentary lifestyle can negatively affect your health and lead to a variety of health problems.

Jung Ha Park (Department of Family Medicine, Jeju National University Hospital, Korea) and others say that if you don't get enough exercise, you're more likely to get cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression, and anxiety.

In the absence of any movement, what happens to the body of a person? Lack of use of your muscles can lead to weakness and fatigue. Minerals can be lost from your bones and your bones can weaken. The body will need to exert a lot more effort to burn fats and sugars if there is insufficient physical activity or no physical activity at all.


WHERE TO BEGIN? The simplest tasks around the house, such as vacuuming, mopping, or even just being more active can motivate you to move more and become more active on a daily basis. Cleanliness means clarity of mind.

When you are at work, take your lunch break or snack break in a leisurely stroll with your colleagues. Your motivation will not only encourage them to join, but also motivate you. Consider taking the stairs instead of the elevator when your hands aren't full of groceries. It will certainly motivate you to move more if you make this a habit over time.