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Lack of Exercise



With another lockdown on the way, we are all again going to be staying indoors for a longer time. For some people, it may be an opportunity (again) to try something new these next days. One thing to keep in mind is to keep your body active throughout the quarantine. In all seriousness, lack of exercise can negatively impact your body significantly. Staying indoors for the entire day is not suitable for your body. There are many adverse effects of lack of exercise, and some may be deadlier than you think.


Risks:

Statistics show that only 3 in 4 American adults and 4 in 5 students do not get enough recommended daily exercise. Not enough exercise comes with the risk of developing some cardiovascular diseases, various types of cancer, and even type 2 diabetes. Besides, healthcare-associated with low levels of physical activity alone accounts for $117 billion a year. By improving physical activity, a person's motivation increases, controls your sugar levels, weight, blood levels, and reduces other diseases' risk.


* Heart Disease

Low physical activity can lead to heart disease, even for those with no other risks or family history. It can also lead to developing other heart diseases, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even type 2 diabetes.


* Heart Disease

As stated previously, exercise helps lower sugar levels in the blood, keeps your weight under control, and stabilizes cholesterol levels. Not exercising could leave your body susceptible to your body, not keeping up with the overwhelming amount of fats and sugars being put into your body. Later, it will cause nerve damage, which are problems most often with diabetes.


* Cancer

Physical activity can lower the risks of many types of cancers, like bladder, colon, breast, kidney, lung, and many others. A little bit of chemistry advice: cancer loves sugar, so try to stay away from sugar-heavy food and beverages.


"I'm stuck at home, and the gyms are closed. What do I do?"

Luckily there are many exercises that anyone can do at home and without equipment. They are all body workouts and are sufficient to keep you in shape!


Lunges

Keeping your balance stable is an essential part of exercising and is also a way to workout.

  1. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart.

  2. Put your right foot forward and bend down until your right thigh is parallel to the ground, or until your knee hits the ground.

  3. Push yourself up with your right foot until starting position, and repeat this with the left leg.

  • Ten repetitions, three sets.

Pushups

Possibly the most basic exercise anyone can do, and yet it can break quite a sweat.

  1. Start in a plank position, with your arms shoulder-width apart and legs behind you.

  2. Bend elbows down until your chest is barely off the ground, then push yourself up back to the starting position.

  3. Hint: Keep elbows close to your body throughout the exercise.

  • Try doing as many reps as you can, three sets.

Squats

Squats can help you with your legs and core, as well as your lower back and hips. Also, you burn quite an amount of calories.

  1. Stand straight with your legs shoulder-width apart and arms at your side.

  2. Keeping your chest and chin up, bend your knees as if sitting on a chair. Drop down until your thighs are parallel to the ground.

  3. Pause for one second, then push yourself back up to the starting position

  • Twenty reps, three sets.

And congratulations! You are no longer in danger of developing any health-related diseases. Try to do these exercises every day; if not, any time you get a chance would also work. Also, keep in mind that exercise and healthy habits are not hobbies, but rather a lifestyle.


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