There are numerous studies confirming how hugely beneficial working out is for our health. By engaging in physical exercise, even for a few minutes a day, you can even tackle mental conditions such as anxiety, stress, or depression. Also, you become less susceptible to heart disease, control your weight, maintain good judgment skills over the years, and more.
On the other side, it’s obvious that not doing physical exercise at all is not good for our health. According to ScienceAlert.com, a new massive study confirms that spending too much time without moving around is a bad idea since it can lead to an unhealthy life.
Over 100,000 individuals from 21 countries were surveyed
We have strong reasons to believe what the new study claims since it was done by an international team of researchers who assessed data from more than 100,000 people from 21 countries.
Being inactive for too long was associated with higher mortality risk, as well as higher chances of cardiovascular disease.
If that’s not enough to convince you to have a more active life, here’s what else the study has found: if you spend 6 to 8 hours a day in an inactive phase, such as in the car or in front of the TV, you have a higher chance of dealing with premature death or heart disease – 12-13% higher chances compared to those individuals who spend less than four hours every day being inactive.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also confirms that sedentarism is bad:
Not getting enough physical activity can lead to heart disease—even for people who have no other risk factors. It can also increase the likelihood of developing other heart disease risk factors, including obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes.
Interestingly enough, people living in poorer areas were found to deal with even worse effects of being inactive for an extended number of days.
The new study was published in JAMA Cardiology.