Lack of Excercise
The lack of exercise doesn’t just affect your internal being but it also affects your external being as well. Lack of exercise can cause serious health issues. Our generation has been greatly affected by lack of exercise. Among all effects of lack of exercise, obesity is primary. Obesity is a condition where high amount of fat is accumulated in the body, which in turn can lead to several other health problems We have cable television, the internet, and video games partially to blame.
It doesn’t help that most schools in the United States have had physical activities and recess programs removed from the school systems. A survey by the American Association for the Child’s Right to Play shows that about 40% of public schools have already cut, or are planning to cut, at least one recess period from the school day. Because of the lack of exercise in children, child hood obesity has increased by 20% since 1980. Some immediate health problems include risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Obese adolescents are more likely to have pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes. Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem. If children were to have physical activity each day for at least one hour, the statistics for child hood obesity will drop dramatically. The percentage of overweight adults age 20 and over in America is 64%. 25,000 deaths occur each year because of obesity and lack of exercise. Because of lack of exercise serious health issues can occur in the individual’s body. Being overweight also takes off about 15 years from one’s life. Lack of exercise in elderly adults causes loss of balance. Lack of exercise increases the risk of injury. It can also lead to fatty liver disease known as hepatic steatosis. Individuals who do not exercise are at a high risk for depression. However self esteem from excising can increase when one feels physically fit, and in shape.
Regular exercise also boosts the immune system. One who does lack of exercise is at extreme risk for diabetes because the insulin sensitivity in your body increases. People often lose muscle mass when they go long periods without exercise. Regular exercise prevents osteoporosis, and lessens the chance of a bone breaking. Exercise has a dramatic effect on one who goes on a diet; however once you begin to stop exercising one can get significant weight gain. 35% of heart related deaths are due to lack of exercise.
Lack of exercise symptoms can be increased weight gain, fatigue, difficulty in doing daily chores etc. Lack of exercise can also show up in the form of loss of flexibility, increased laziness, and inability to do simple tasks. Lack of exercise preliminarily leads to obesity, which may in turn lead to knee pain, lack of mobility and decreased self-esteem. The deteriorating health effects of lack of exercise are equivalent to smoking a pack cigarette a day. Lack of exercise doubles the risk of heart disease.
Lack of exercise can also lead to a loss of flexibility. Lack of exercise also leads to chronic health conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, increased risk of developing cancer and premature deaths. Lack of excising also ages your facial features. That being said excising at least 30 minutes a day have many benefits to the individual’s body. Exercise can control weight, exercise combats all the health conditions and diseases mentioned, exercise improves ones mood, and also boosts energy.
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