Sedentary lifestyle, a bad habit which, considering the risks it entails, is considered a disease. If you don't have good reasons to be lazy, that's good hurry up because a sedentary lifestyle can create many problems, obesity is one of them and it is not the only one, quite the contrary!
Especially in richer countries, this attitude of standing too still it has increased serious diseases such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, by also raising health care costs for everyone, even those who are not sedentary and, to date, are a virtuous minority, both in Italy and in Europe.
Sedentary lifestyle: how to fight it
To combat a sedentary lifestyle, it is not necessary to take drugs, medicine cannot be bought but is found within oneself. Is called willpower. It is important to make a commitment to exercise at least 3 times a week with a medium-high intensity, for a total of at least 3 hours per week.
Alternatively, if the high intensity scares us, and even the average one, we can opt for 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity, like walking up the stairs or walking in the green reflecting or chatting. If we are overweight, the walking minutes should be 60, but that's enough sometimes walking to lose weight, as we explain in the dedicated article.
Sedentary lifestyle for children
Sedentary lifestyle in children is not at all rare, indeed, both in Europe and in Italy, we can speak of a worrying situation. Only a third of adolescents on our continent do the physical activity they should, at his age, and this leads to the childhood obesity rates we know, because European and Italian children they are not much more active than teenagers.
Even from the age of 15, the attitude remains sedentary: the Italians are among the laziest in Europe, even, given that 60% would never seem to engage in sports or physical activity while the European average stands at 42%.
To deepen the sedentary lifestyle in young people there is the book "Sedentary lifestyle and juvenile obesity" by Carmelo Bazzano and Mario Bellucci.
Sedentary lifestyle: symptoms
THE symptoms of sedentary lifestyle they are not immediately visible, except for the weight gain that often follows. It is not obvious, however. There are other signals such as the decrease in muscle tone and reactivity, even the mood in secondary subjects, in the long run, is low.
Sedentary lifestyle: risks
Let's start with the greatest risk: death. Recent studies show that around 10% of deaths in Europe each year can be caused by a sedentary lifestyle Real "bad", like vices such as bad nutrition and tobacco.
When inactive, increases the risk of breast, colon and rectal malignancies, including diabetes mellitus and cardiac ischemia.
Sedentary lifestyle and obesity
The overt inactivity and theexaggerated increase of weight are closely related. It is logical and also demonstrated by the data. Europe is one of the areas in the world with the most sedentary people and also with the most obese people: in 46 countries over half of adults are at least overweight, sometimes as much as 70% of the adult population. Almost 9 out of 10 of these countries are in Europe.
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