Get off Your Backside and Start Moving!

With the invention of the internet and all the new technology people are not only sitting down at work all day, but are spending more and more time sitting down period instead of getting off their backsides and moving. So number one in the anti-aging tips is “Get off your backside and start moving.” There was a study done stating inactivity as being more dangerous to health than obesity, but to me it isn’t as simple as this! Inactivity can lead to obesity and obesity can lead to inactivity!  It can be a viscous cycle!  It is very hard to get motivated to move when you are overweight everything is an effort and the more weight you carry the harder it is. There can be other factors to why someone doesn’t exercise some physical, like neuro-muscular/ muscular-skeletal, respiratory, cardio-vascular or neurological problems or psychological eg depression, anxiety etc. According to the World Health Organisation 2 million deaths, a year is caused by physical inactivity worldwide. People that are inactive are at greater risk of Heart attacks and strokes Hypertension (high blood pressure) a major risk factor for heart disease. developing certain cancers developing type 2 diabetes Osteoporosis, leading to fractures in the aging population.  Over half of hip fractures could be avoided with regular physical exercise obesity which in turn can put you at greater risk of the above medical conditions injuries, falls within the aging population Anxiety and depression loss of motivation Than people that are physically active.   The answer is to get moving.  This has to begin with awareness and a desire to do something about it....