How about our weight? Do obese people actually have a much higher risk of various diseases and even death than people with the right weight? Is it only the right BMI that matters to be "fit"?
Professor Steven Blair of the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health has conducted dozens of studies on the impact of physical activity and obesity on our health and life expectancy. The results are surprising! It turns out that people who have the right weight but no physical activity are 2 times more likely to die than people who are overweight but active!
Professor Blair has researched a selected group of people for more than 30 years, examining the most important factors "conducive" to death, and discovered that a sedentary lifestyle contributes more to disease than any other factor! Most people think we can judge someone's good shape by looking at them and stating: "he's slim, that's for sure and healthy." This is a myth! Healthy and fit people come in all shapes and sizes! Weight is not everything! There are many slim people who have huge health problems.
There is a lot of evidence that regular physical activity brings enormous health benefits. This is both a reduction in the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Regular exercise also has great benefits for older people, increasing their cognitive capacity and ensuring that the brain and nervous system function properly for many years. Research results show that the mortality rate of men and women who do not exercise at all is twice as high as that of exercising but obese people! In fact, in each weight and body composition category, "unfit" people are much more exposed to disease than "fit" sauces. Fitness and exercise provide great protection against earlier death, no matter how much you weigh.
Being in shape does not require any special sacrifices or sacrifices. A minimum of 150 minutes of exercise per week is recommended, even if it is just a walk. More advanced exercises bring additional health benefits, especially a 50% lower mortality rate.
Anyone fighting overweight should take as good as 40% of obese people have normal cholesterol and blood pressure. However, it is known that one should not "rest on one's laurels" here. - let's keep fighting overweight, but remember the extra physical activity.
Let's focus on good health habits, regardless of the numbers displayed on the weight:
Let vegetables, fruits and whole-grain products be the basis of your diet.
2. Eat fat in your diet and alcohol.
3) Do not smoke cigarettes!
4) Minimize your stress levels!
5 Most importantly: Get out of your chair for at least 150 minutes of activity per week!
Lack of physical activity is the biggest public health problem in the 21st century. Let's change it!