What is the danger of a sedentary lifestyle

Lack of physical activity is often called the disease of “civilization”.

Hypotension – this is the name of a sedentary lifestyle or a complete lack of physical activity.

According to statistics, 28% of adults have insufficient physical activity. For men – 23%, for women – 32%. And this is about 1.4 billion people around the world. In children, the situation is even worse, 81% of adolescents are inactive.

A sedentary lifestyle is associated not only with sedentary work, for example, in an office, but also with a lack of running, walking and other physical exercises. Most often, housewives, pensioners and children are defeated by this.

Hypotension can lead to diseases characteristic of the older generation. Muscle weakness may begin to develop, muscles become flabby, atrophy appears.

Also, the lack of physical activity negatively affects the cardiovascular system. The strength of heart contractions weakens, the tone of the heart vessels decreases. As a result, organs and tissues are not supplied with oxygen and nutrients, which can lead to atherosclerotic changes in blood vessels and the development of coronary heart disease.

With a sedentary lifestyle, the musculoskeletal system is affected, normal intestinal motility is disrupted. In addition, the psycho-emotional state of a person suffers. Depressive states may occur.

Lack of activity leads to disruption of the brain:

  • decreased mental activity;

  • excessive fatigue and general weakness;

  • decrease in working capacity;

  • sleep disorders, etc.

It is not necessary to exhaust the body with a large amount of physical activity. They can be moderate, but regular. For example, walking before going to bed, morning exercises, skiing and skating, gardening and gardening, etc.

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