Your body is designed to work for many years.
Without exercise, though, you lose muscle strength and endurance; your body becomes stiff, and your energy level declines.
Here are some of the effects of leading a sedentary lifestyle:
– Reduced Strength
– Loss of Mobility
– Increased Frailty
– Poor Posture
– Increased Dependence
– Risk of Falling
– Poor Circulation
– Decreased Reaction Time
– Increased Obesity and Body Fat
– Increased Incience of Heart Disease
– Increased incidence of diabetes
– Increased Incidence of Hypertension
It takes muscle strength to lift, carry, sit down, stand up, walk, and take care of ourselves and others. Accidents and falls are often due to weakness and reduced range of motion in the muscles and joints of the upper or lower body.
Research shows that people experience as much as a 40% loss of their muscle strength between the ages of 35 and 70 and continue to lose another 30% with each decade thereafter (Pollack et al, 1998).
Other research has shown that even people in their 90’s can increase their muscle size and strength through a regular strength training program (Fiatorone et al., 1990).
Watch for Part 2 of Sedentary vs. Exercise to find out the many effects and benefits of exercise.
Life in Motion Fitness is your connection to a stronger, healthier, happier life through in-home exercise training. Residents in Sun Lakes, Arizona along with those in Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale AZ can start today to feel better, get stronger, increase stamina and lead an independent, active lifestyle. Call Life in Motion today for your FREE consultation.