Yes, you can and only you can because you are adding the pressure on the nation’s healthcare system by your reckless living/choices and misplaced priorities.
What HT Youth Survey 2017, found is alarming.
Most youngsters in India do not exercise regularly or monitor their diet. India’s ancient tradition of yoga also does not have many takers, the India Youth Survey 2017 reveals.
Statistics point to a health crisis in the making. About 70% people do not exercise regularly and 62.5% say that they do not monitor their diet.
Read what the international disease management institutions have to say about the benefits of regular exercise.
The American Heart Association recommends;
For Overall Cardiovascular Health:
- At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150.
- At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for a total of 75 minutes; or a combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity.
- Moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per week for additional health benefits.
Harvard School of Public Health recommends;
Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.
The key to preventing type 2 diabetes can be boiled down to five words: Stay lean and stay active.
India has become a world Diabetes capital and yet most of us we don’t exercise.
The American Heart Association recommends
Physical activity not only helps control high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension), it also helps you manage your weight, strengthen your heart and lower your stress level. A healthy weight, a strong heart, and general emotional health are all good for your blood pressure.
Health Direct, Australians Govt Funded health services NGO suggests;
Regular exercise not only aids in the prevention of musculoskeletal conditions, it helps to alleviate and reduce joint pain and stiffness and build strong muscle around the joints and increases flexibility and endurance.
Arthritis Foundation recommends;
Physical activity is the best available treatment for Osteoarthritis. It’s also one of the best ways to keep joints healthy in the first place. As little as 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise five times a week helps joints stay limber and strengthen the muscles that support and stabilize your hips and knees. Exercise also strengthens the heart and lungs, lowers diabetes risk and is a key factor in weight control
In their paper The role of exercise in preventing osteoporosis S J Birge and G Dalsky write;
Evidence from a variety of sources indicates that exercise can increase the mineral content of bone, raising the expectation that exercise programs may be an effective therapy for the treatment of osteoporosis and the prevention of hip and spinal fractures. Indeed, prospective studies demonstrate that primarily a weight-bearing exercise prevents the age-related decline in axial skeletal mass and, in some instances, increases bone mineral content.
Spine Health in their article How exercise helps the back recommends;
Engaging in exercise and fitness activities helps keep the back healthy by allowing discs to exchange fluids which is how the disc receives its nutrition. A healthy disc will swell with water and squeeze it out, similar to the action of a sponge. This sponge action distributes nutrients to the disc.
In addition, fluid exchange helps to reduce the swelling in the other soft tissues that naturally occurs surrounding injured discs. When there is a lack of exercise, swelling increases and discs become malnourished and degenerated.
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Gene Tunney.
American College of Sports medicine recommends;
Regular exercise (and proper nutrition) can help reduce body fat as well as protect against chronic diseases associated with obesity.
We all know this and yet don’t do anything as we are busy with professional work at the cost of our own health and fitness.
No one now the causes of Cancer but we can certainly avoid some by regular exercise.
American Cancer Society in their post, Exercise Linked With Lower Risk of 13 Types of Cancer writes;
You may even know that exercise is important when it comes to cancer: It may lower cancer risk by helping control weight, reduce sex hormones or insulin, and strengthen the immune system; and it can boost the quality of life during cancer treatment. Now, a new study ( co-author Alpa Patel, Ph.D., strategic director of the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) at the American Cancer Society), links exercise with a lower risk of 13 specific types of cancer.
“Looking beautiful isn’t just about what you apply on your face. It’s the little things you do that matter. A combination of a good diet, exercise, healthy habits, discipline, dancing etc. is what my beauty routine consists of. Also, I have no bad habits; I don’t drink or smoke. All these contribute to me being fit and looking good.” Madhuri Dixit
If you still think exercise and fitness, not your priority, then you are not only adding a burden on the healthcare system of your country, but also adding a financial and emotional burden on your family.
The choice is yours, misplaced priorities and diseased body or the right priority and healthy and fit body.
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