Needless to say, a sedentary lifestyle comes with its own share of troubles for the physical health.
i) Increased Obesity:
Obesity is the presence of excessive body fat in a person. A sedentary lifestyle dials down the everyday activity of the body, which means the extra calorie settles down as fat in the body and over time, leads to obesity as well as increases heart risks.
ii) The threat of Diabetes:
Type 2 Diabetes, which is the most common form of it, is an undeniable consequence of sedentary lifestyle. Lack of exercise and obesity, which are the two obvious results of being inactive, increase the risk of diabetes manifold times.
iii) Weight Gain
Even if you are not obese or diabetic, weight gain is one outcome of such a manner of living that cannot be avoided. If you are sitting for 7-8 hours at a stretch at your desk, which most people working at a desk job have to do, and do not exercise to balance it off, gaining weight is pretty much inevitable.
iv) Poor Immunity
A sedentary lifestyle is indirectly responsible for a lot of other ailments, by contributing towards a lowered immunity of the body. Because of inactivity, the muscles lose their original endurance; bones lose their mineral content and strength, your metabolism, hormonal balance and blood circulation are also affected.B) Alternative choices for sedentary lifestyle
i) Add some fitness regime to your schedule
One of the most effective ways to fight stagnancy is to start taking up physical exercising. You can always opt for a gym membership, yoga classes or Pilates if you have the time and opportunity. But you need not start with something so intense either. Here are some things you can do instead to
- Take brisk walks or go for a jog.
- Use the stairs instead of the elevators all the time.
- Stand up and stretch after every one hour of work.
- Take up tasks that require lots of physical activity and also get work done, for example washing dishes, gardening or cleaning the house.
- Walk to places which are nearby than taking the car – it will save you money and also add to your daily physical activity.
ii) Add dietary discipline
A lot of the times, we think that we can eat whatever we want, as long as we are following it up with exercises to shed the excess calorie. But diet is not only about gaining or losing weight. It has a lot of other impacts on health which we constantly overlook. Pick foods with more fibre, vitamins and proteins and regulate the number of carbs and fat intake. Also, make sure to drink 1.5-2 litres of water along with that.C) Tea – a major part of a sedentary lifestyle
Work and tea go hand in hand, especially in a job or lifestyle where one has to keep up with strict deadlines and long hours at the desk. Now wouldn’t it be better if the tea you are taking would not just act as a refreshment and stimulant, but also help you improve your health?
i) Masala Tea:
Green tea is considered to be one of the world’s best detox drinks. Pasio green tea leaves come packed with all the antioxidants and nutrients that the body needs. Taking this twice a day – first thing in the morning and later once while working – will help you with fighting stress, indigestion, chronic fatigue, arthritis, inflammations, recurring infections, dental problems, risks of strokes, type 2 diabetes, ailing liver and even Alzheimer’s disease. It rejuvenates the body like nothing else.
iii) Stevia Leaves Green Tea:
Pasio stevia leaves are the ideal natural sweetener to add in your green tea or any other beverage. Among its many health benefits, it helps to improve insulin functioning and lower blood sugar level, reduce risks of cancer by 23% and keeps type 2 diabetes in check.
Changing an entire lifestyle overnight is not possible. However, every big change starts with small steps. Simply changing your preference in tea will go a long way in your recovery from the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle.