It is so easy to slip into a routine of little or no exercise. This is especially true when you have a desk job. Sedentary jobs can be the worst attribute to our health. There are several dangers to getting too little exercise.
The less active you are, the more weight you will gain. You don’t think about it because while you are ‘not active’ you are working your tail off and feel exhausted at the end of the day. That is your mind. Your body is tired from doing nothing. This means more pounds and inches added to your body. Weight gain leads to heart problems, diabetes, and other health problems.
When you move about, your heart has to pump more. That is a good thing. An active heart is a healthy heart. The opposite happens when you don’t exercise enough. Your heart does not work like it should. This makes your overall health weaker. You can also develop circulatory issues such as blood clots in the legs.
Weakening Immune System
When you don’t exercise, you let your immune system weaken. Studies from every level of science and outside of science have proven that a body that exercises tends to have a much stronger immune system. Lack of exercise allows viruses to more easily attack your body. You’ll have colds more often, infections that set up house quicker, and you will not heal as well. This will lead to days off work.
Your physical body is tied closely to your mental and emotional health. Think about it. When you take a walk in the middle of the day, you clear your mind. Your heart gets to pumping and helps to eliminate the fog in the brain. You return to work with a clearer head. Exercise helps your mental and emotional health. Lack of exercise can lead to depression.
Exercise is essential for your overall health. You don’t have to run a marathon. Just walking everyday can be the ticket. Too little exercise is dangerous to your holistic health. Your body needs the activity to build strength, fight off diseases and infection, and help keep a positive attitude. Be careful not to get into the habit of no exercise. It is easy to do but can have deadly consequences. Work the heart and your body and become a stronger person.
Article by Rebecca Graf
I am a mother of three and a wife to a wonderful history and English professor. After spending 4 years in college and 20 years practicing accounting, the economy helped me make a few changes in my life. I was faced with for the first time the chance to follow my passions. I love to read, crochet, study, teach, and experience life to its fullest. Come with me on a journey of learning about natural health and how our lives can be experienced to the fullest we ever thought possible.
Rebecca has written 37 awesome articles for Natural Family Today.
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