About 10 per cent of 57 million deaths in 2008 were due to lack of physical activity and movement, scientists say
5 million obese people die annually, according to research by the British medical journal The Lancet. People who do not move or do any physical exercises gain weight and die earlier.
According to the survey a third of the people worldwide suffer from immobility due to overweight.
About 10 per cent of 57 million deaths in 2008 were due to lack of physical activity and movement, scientists say. The black trend is that obesity and inactivity are spreading more and more among the young people.
Women are more vulnerable to obesity and disability than men, scientists find. The data analyzed by them support what doctors have repeated for years: the movement and physical activity are extremely beneficial to health. A body’s activity can be maintained very easily – even quarter of an hour walking or cycling can reduce the risk of premature death with 14 per cent.
Our body needs to exercise to help the muscles, bones and heart function normally, but people are doing less and less physical activities nowadays and they prefer to spend their time in front of the computers and televisions.
Men, who live longer, walk regularly and are physically active. The risk of death if you are phisicaly active is reduced by 30 per cent, say the U.S. researchers.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that anyone should “devote” to walking and other “light” sports at least 150 minutes per week. A peson who has reached 70 years and has never smoked, has no diabetes, nor he or she suffers from obesity and high blood pressure and makes regular exercises or walks, has more than 50 per cent chance to reach the age of 90.