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Risks of Physical Inactivity

posted on Tuesday , December 22
Risks of Physical Inactivity


Ever wondered why you are constantly told to keep yourself physically active? Historical evidence shows lack of physical inactivity is detrimental to health and affects normal organ functional capacities. Also, modern sedentary lifestyle can lead to major chronic diseases.

Some risks that are involved with physical inactivity includes: 

1)Less active people have a greater risk of developing high blood pressure.

2) Less movement in the daily life may increase the risk of certain cancer

3) Not getting enough physical activity can also increase the likelihood of developing heart disease risk factors, including obesity, high blood cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.

How to tackle this is to keep moving and maintain a healthy diet. Few benefits of engaging in physical activity are:

  • Improved cognitive ability and a reduced risk of dementia.

  • Improved ability to perform daily chores

  • Improved bone and musculoskeletal health.

  • Good for mental health and improved sleep.

Need we say more? Now go move your body and give it the best it deserves!

You can start off by doing these following activities and go for it one day at a time.

  1. Stretching, warm ups and cool down- start off with basic for the first week and take things slow

  2. 2 kms of brisk walking

  3. 1 kms of running daily

  4. Dancing it out or doing any form of aerobics

  5. Yoga- to open up your mind and get rid of the body stiffness

  6. Gradually, moving on to more fat burning and aim at increasing stamina. Do more body weight workouts

  7. Finally, doing some strength training to involve some toning, shaping and muscle gaining.

You can do anything if you put your mind to it. Start today and embrace good habits for yourself.

Conclusion : Let’s keep any physical and mental ailments at bay and move more with the fittest team you’ll come across. Steel Gym is here to help you achieve your best.