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What is a Sedentary Lifestyle ?

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Posted by Best infoPoint on 31 May 2019

A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle in which a single human being does not get proper amounts of physical activity and exercise. Where physical idleness is supposed the failure to achieve the requirments of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), defining that a single human being (individual) must should do minimum of 140 minutes of average exercise in daily life. That's why many health doctors are also in agreement that walking 8,000 steps in daily life which are almost 5 miles is the most suitable target to set for icreasing health and decreasing the health risks which caused by idleness. As according to new research of World Health Organization (WHO), almost 66 percent to 88 percent of the population worldwide does not engage in enough activity which is recumended for good a health. By Making physical idleness the third growing risk factor for global state of being subject to death.

Long-established thought recumends that having a healthy diet, food and getting necessary exercise will offset the effects of time spent being sedentary. While If you exercise for 20 minutes a day, you might not be able to reduce the effects brought on by lack of activity throughout the rest of your whole day. Rather, the solution seems to be less sitting and more moving overall. So we recumends the goal for 8 thousand steps in a daily life.

What are the effects of Sedentary Lifestyle?


After many reasearchs, it proves any extended sitting such as behind a desk at work or behind a wheel can be harmful for an individual. Now we sure it’s no surprise that sitting behind a desk or counter, commuting or relaxing on the couch for too many hours a day can be harmful to your health, but what you may find surprising is the extent of destruction it is causing on your body day by day.
physical idelness explains the following health conditions as

  • Physical inactivity/idelness can increase the risks of different types of cancerous * deseases.
  • Physical idelness can also contribute to anxiety, depression and stress.
  • Physical idelness may also can increase the some types of cardiovascular diseases.
  • People who engage in more physical activity are less likely to develop coronary heart disease & they have healthy heart beats.
  • People who are more active are less likely to be overweight, they have healthy life without any stress.
  • Long time physical inactivity may cause a decrease in skeletal muscle mass of human body.
  • Also physical idelness is directly linked to high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels which are very importent for health.

Globally, it is supposed that a sedentary lifestyle is responsible for 8% of coronary heart disease cases, 9% of type 2 diabetes, 12% of ladies breast cancer and 12% of colon cancer cases. While, it was recently reported that idelness is the main reason for increasing ratio of deaths than smoking and other habits.

What are the jobs which blongs to Sedentary?

Jobs that forced to adopt a sedentary lifestyle


We must think why we have greater sedentary lifestyle now than we were just 40 years ago. The main reason of our increasing sedentary lifestyles is modern technologies and fastes communication sources. How Modern Technology has changed the life style? it brought about more inactive modes of communication one place to another, it caused to make greater in sedentary desk and counter jobs which can be perform anywhere by sitting on chair or bed whatever and has developed more activities that can be done while sitting for example watching television, browsing the web, playing high quality video games. Its overall output is sedentary/idelness jobs have increased 86% since 1960 and physically active tasks nowperforms only almost 28% of our workspace and in daily life, which is 60% less than in 1960. After addition of one more thing our average weekely work is longer. European countries now work 42 hours per week 162 more hours per year than 18 years ago, that's why they included excercise as necessary part their in daily life to get rid of sedentary lifestyles which causes many dangerous deseases.

How to get rid of sedentary lifestyle?

How to reduce the effects of inactivity?

How Sedentary is the Typical American’s Day?

Solutions of Sedentary Lifestyle


Adults who sit less throughout the day have a lower risk of early death, particularly from cardiovascular disease. In addition to 30 minutes of physical activity per day, try to limit your sitting time and interrupt prolonged sitting as often as you can.

It is very simple by repalcing your office or work chair for a treadmill desk or bike desk a few hours in your daily, Also add healthy activities in your life as it is very necessary part of today's life.
Introducing exercise into your life can create a huge difference in improving your performance.
By making all these above changes you can surely decrease the impacts which caused by sedentary lifestyles. Must do it, it's guaranteed within two weeks, mostly people basically get addicted to walking and working in start, But you must have to give them the chance if you wanna change your life style. That's all!

  • EhsanUllah Khan
    Written by EhsanUllah Khan
    Published on 31 May 2019

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