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Inactivity Is Your Enemy

Living an active lifestyle is important for people of all ages, because an inactive lifestyle can have many negative effects on your body. The importance of being active is becoming more and more important because in today’s world there are many more opportunities for people to be inactive. Such as staying inside and playing videos games, searching the internet, scrolling through social media, and watching tv. Many people’s jobs have also become more inactive, by spending long days sitting at a desk. Even in getting from one place to another, people spend a lot less time walking and more time riding in cars, buses, or trains. But how does living an inactive life style really affect you?

  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle strength and endurance
  • Weak bones
  • Decrease in metabolism
  • Decreased immune system
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Increased inflammation
  • Hormonal imbalances

Health Risks:

  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

To start being more active in your everyday life try doing housework, gardening, walk the dog, get up and walk around at least once an hour, take the stairs, get some exercise equipment, or join a gym. Living an active lifestyle can improve your health in so many ways and even lead to living a longer life.

Live a longer life by starting to live a more active lifestyle!

 

The perils of overwork are slight compared with the dangers of inactivity. -Thomas Edison