Being physically active can bring a lot of advantages, including boosted health status, better immunity, improved mood and a good-looking muscularity.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, you need to exercise!
It isn’t all about burning fat or losing weight, but it is connected to a lot of benefits. It is important to exercise at least four times per week in order to avoid any unwanted disadvantages.
Try to commit yourself to at least 1 hour of exercising 4 times per week and you will see the difference. You can start jogging, riding a bike or doing strength training.
In this article, we will cover the disadvantages of being physically inactive.
- Decreased flexibility
While exercising, you will contract and stretch your muscles over and over again, which will result in a better-looking muscularity. Because of the stretching, you will improve your flexibility. Even if you do bodybuilding or strength training, you probably stretch and warm up your muscles before starting.
This will improve your endurance and everything will be easier for you. Every chore and task in your everyday life will be easier to complete.
- High risk of getting diabetes type 2
Typically, diabetes type 2 is developed when there is a lack of insulin in the body or the body cells don’t have the ability to produce insulin. You will increase the risk of getting this terrible disease by not exercising or being obese. Starting from diabetes type 2, your body can develop eyes issues, nerve damage, a heart disease or kidney disease.
- Risk of getting a heart disease
By exercising, you will improve the health status of your heart. Also, you will probably change some things about your lifestyle including your food regime. This will improve the overall health of your system making you stronger and energetic. As an addition, by exercising you will lower the risk of getting a serious disease such as stroke, heart attack, hypertension or any other deadly conditions.
- High risk of muscular issues
If you skip exercising, you may finish with muscular atrophy where your muscles will become weak. Also, you will lose any muscles that you have by losing their size. This will increase the risk of injuring yourself.
- Risk of high blood pressure and abnormal weight
One of the main benefits of exercising is to develop the normal weight that works perfectly with your body accompanied by a normal blood pressure. An interesting statistic is that you can gain at least one pound for every 500 calories that you fail to burn every week.
This means that each month, you can gain four pounds which can result in high blood pressure and that is never good. Also, you can suffer from a heart disease, diabetes type 2 or hypertension.
- Bad bone health
Another bad thing that comes from skipping exercise is that you will not only weaken your muscles but your bones too. You will increase the chances of getting a serious bone disease such as osteoporosis or osteoarthritis. If your bones are weak, you will be more prone to getting an injury.
This is especially dangerous for women because they are 4 times more likely to get osteoporosis when you compare them to men. Therefore, exercising will improve the health of your bones.
- Increased risk of insomnia
Normally, if you don’t exercise, you won’t get tired. If you don’t get tired you will have trouble falling asleep. By being physically active, you will improve the quality of sleep that you get. Also, the next day you will feel happier, more energetic and fresh.
- Mental disorders
We are currently living a busy and stressful life, being in the current era. With the help of doing exercises, you can improve your mood which leads to reducing stress and depression in your life. It is proven that people with depression problems and anxiety feel better after finishing their training.
Also, by exercising, you will reduce the level of cortisol which is the hormone that controls the stress, therefore, you will reduce any signs of depression.
- Weak immune system
If you are not physically active, you will harm your overall health and immune system. This will make you more prone to getting a virus, a cold or the flu. This means that you need to start exercising if you want to say goodbye to any illnesses.
- You will lose your breath easily
By not being physically active, you will get tired and breathless easily. For example, if you do daily tasks like carrying bags or cleaning the house, you can lose your oxygen easier. Therefore, you need to exercise in order to improve the health of your lungs.
This will improve your endurance and will remove the risk of getting a lung disease.
- Problems with your sex life
By skipping on exercise, you will decrease your stamina and strength which typically leads to lowered sex drive. If you want to improve your sex life, you need to consider exercising. Because you will reduce the stress, you will improve your libido which leads to a better sexual performance.
- High risk of colon cancer or breast cancer
Skipping on exercising, can increase the risk of getting colon cancer. This happens when the digestive system is obstructed which leads to an excess of waste in the colon for a longer period of time. This can increase the risk of developing cancer in your colon.
On the other hand, if you skip on exercising, you will fail to control your hormones. Breast cancer is usually developed when your body fails to regulate the hormone levels. If you want normal levels of hormones, you need to start exercising today!
Reading the article, you have read the word “risk” for who knows how many times. This means that it is time to get out of your comfort zone and start bringing activity into your life.
You will see the difference in your mood, health and looks in a matter of weeks.