Sumary of Ugly Side Effects of Not Exercising at All, Say Leading Experts:
- It likely won’t come as a shock to you to hear that leading a life lacking in physical activity won’t do your body any favors.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a sedentary lifestyle is one of the four pillars associated with avoidable chronic disease, alongside a poor diet, engaging in certain obvious nicotine-related habits, and alcohol abuse.
- If you’re capable of performing intense exercises, one new study found that you can enjoy the benefits of exercise by working out for only 12 minutes in a week.
- If you’re in the market for any number of workouts—be they walking, running, weightlifting, performing HIIT, or even simply stretching—simply check out our full bank of workouts right here.
- For some ugly side effects associated with a lack of exercise, according to some of the nation’s top doctors, read on.
- According to the experts at John Hopkins Medical Center, moving more lowers your blood pressure—one of the major risk factors of heart disease—and it helps you slim down (“which in turn helps optimize heart health”), slows your risk of diabetes, helps you build your muscles and your aerobic capacity, and lowers your stress.
- “Not getting enough physical activity can lead to heart disease—even for people who have no other risk factors,” write the experts at the CDC.
- “It can also increase the likelihood of developing other heart disease risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.