It would take only a single hour of exercise a day to greatly reduce the health risks due to sedentary life.
The average day of a person includes at least 8 hours when you are sitting: whether it is by car or on the bus, or at work in front of the PC or at home watching television.
An international study that evaluated the lives of a million people has shown, even though it might seem obvious, that an hour of exercise a day is enough to get better: the risks of a sedentary life are reduced.
Exercise: the study shows that …
or study was published in the well-known medical journal The Lancet. It showed an overview, on a global level, about the type of lifestyle that people follow. Also showing the negative impact that has a life Exercise_fisicosedentaria and the positive one that, on the contrary, has an active lifestyle.
More specifically, scientists have attempted to understand if:
- physical exercise could reduce or eliminate the negative effects of a sedentary life (such as the risk of premature death),
The health risks are directly related to physical inactivity, increasing the possibility of having diseases such as:
- Heart attacks.
- Heart attack.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Some types of cancer.
From a recent estimate it is estimated that every year more than 5 million people die because of sedentary life.
Sedentary life: social cost
In addition, the economic impact of many people’s physical inactivity has also been studied.
According to scholars now sedentary life is comparable to a real pandemic. It not only leads many people to fall ill with serious diseases (even to death), but has a significant negative impact on the economy itself.
Experts say that if no action is taken to increase levels of exercise, the number of “sick” will increase more and more. The impact could be so important as to undermine the entire economic and social fabric.
In the face of these studies, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults aged between 18 and 64 should do at least 150 minutes a week of physical activity.
Exercise: decreases risks.
The study, carried out on more than a million people, would show how people who are at least 8 hours a day sitting. But practicing a physically active life, would have a lower risk compared to those who, on the contrary.
Unfortunately, from what emerges from this incredible research, only 25% of the participants would do at least one hour of sport a day.
Obviously it is clear that many people, if not all, are forced to sit many hours every day for work or study. You can not certainly ask them to stand up, but at the same time, make them understand how they can counteract the effects of sedentary life with a bit of physical activity.