April 12 2018 at 09:59 AM by Samikshya Joshi
A sedentary lifestyle is defined as a type of lifestyle with no physical activity. An individual living a sedentary lifestyle is usually sitting or lying down while busy in an action like reading, watching television or using a mobile phone/computer for much of the day.
Walking 10,000 steps a day (approximately 5 miles) is the perfect target to set for improving health and reducing the health risks caused by idleness, agreed by health professionals. Even if you exercise for 30 minutes a day, you may not be able to offset the effects brought on by a lack of activity throughout the rest the day.
Sedentary Lifestyle Health Effects
Any extended sitting such as behind a desk at work or behind a wheel can be harmful to your health.
Worldwide, it is predicted that a sedentary lifestyle is accountable for 6% of coronary heart disease cases, 7% of diabetes, 10% of breast cancer and 10% of colon cancer cases. It was recently reported that inactivity is responsible for more annual deaths than smoking.
Simple Ways to Convert Your Sedentary Lifestyle
Take care of your body; it’s the only place you have to live in.
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