Laziness: Will a Sedentary Lifestyle Be the Death of Us All?
Laziness can be a bad thing when done for extended amounts of time. With a lack of exercise and activity, the United States has raised its potential risk to all types of diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. If a change in the US is not implemented soon, we can predict over a billion citizens will be at risk. What is causing this extreme laziness in our country and what can we do to help get people active? Find out today as we look at the growing health concerns with regards to laziness.
Why Are We Lazy?
Most jobs available in the workforce have become desk jobs. Physical education has become less important and in some places not required. At our fingertips, we have access to the world and anyone from a distance. Public transportation is convenient and most people drive at least 30 minutes to work. All of these advances, although good in some cases, has created a rise in laziness throughout the US. We don’t cook anymore because we have many food services around us. Instead of going outside to have extracurricular activities, we watch Netflix instead. Economist Tyler Cowen believes we are becoming lazy due to how relaxed our state of living has become.
“Sedentary living is the most prevalent disease, biggest silent killer, and greatest health threat facing developed countries,” stated Dr. Richard Weiler and Dr. Emmanuel Stamatakis. In terms of longevity, the sedentary lifestyle is just as dangerous as a person smoking cigarettes. Inactivity can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in as early as two weeks. With somewhere over 25% of our adult population classified as obese and 60% classed as overweight, laziness should be seen as a current risk.
Laziness can be stopped by just getting active. It’s recommended to workout at least three times a week for at least 30 minutes. Walk around your neighborhood every morning before work. Try getting active with community sports teams to get your weekly workout in. Whatever you like to do, go and do it. Tracking your health activity has even become easier with wearable gadgets. If you avoid the fast food as often as you eat it and at least get active during the week, you can lower these risk tremendously!
We hope these tips help you understand the risk of laziness and makes you want to get outside and active before it becomes a problem.