Being a couch potato is as deadly as smoking! I knew that there were certainly health benefits to physical activity, and I knew that there were negative healthy affects due to lack of exercise, I just never realized that physical inactivity would be that deadly. Your body was created to move. Throughout history, people have been physically active. It has only been in the last 30 to 50 years that we have become so inactive. When I weighed 110 pounds more than I do now, I hated to sweat and I hate to exercise. I was a couch potato. Thanks to hypnosis, I am very active. I walk a lot, I ride my bike 20 to 100 miles or more at a time, I lift weights at the gym, and I am very physically active in our yard. Learn self hypnosis for exercise motivation.
Physical Inactivity May Be as
Deadly as Smoking
WebMD Health News, July 17, 2012: Not moving enough may be as hazardous to your health as smoking, a new study shows. The study, which is published in The Lancet, estimates as many as 5.3 million deaths around the world were caused by physical inactivity in 2008. By comparison, researchers point out that cigarette smoking is estimated to cause about 5 million deaths worldwide each year.
The study further estimates that 6% of heart disease, 7% of type 2 diabetes, and about 10% of colon and breast cancers, are linked to lack of activity.
“This is a super, super analysis,” says James Levine, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “We know that as soon as somebody gets out of their chair, their blood sugar improves, their blood cholesterol and triglycerides improve, and that’s very consistent. Every time you get up it gets better. Every time you sit down it gets worse.”
If you add up the fact that you sit a lot, many, many hours each day, the cumulative impact of a lot of sitting is not surprisingly therefore very bad.
Inactivity plays a role in almost every chronic disease there is. We should maintain cigarette smoking as public health enemy number one, but we should move physical inactivity right up next to it.
A separate Lancet study estimated that around the world, as many as 1 in 3 adults and 4 out of 5 teens between the ages of 13 and 15 are not getting recommended amounts of physical activity. For an adult, that’s 150 minutes of moderate activity, like brisk walking, a week. For teens, it’s an hour of moderate activity each day.
Those numbers are even higher in the U.S. The study found that roughly 41% of adults in America don’t get enough physical activity.
People are never too old to become more active. If you can’t walk around your block, walk to the end of the drive way. Then walk half-way down your block and back. Build slowly. You can learn self hypnosis to increase your motivation to exercise. With hypnosis, you can increase your desire to get off the couch and move.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
I get off the couch and move!
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