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Jun 21

Less Exercise More Dangerous Than Obesity

runningDid you know, exercise, brisk walking 20 minutes per day could bring big changes in our bodies? The activity duration does not up to 5 percent of all the time we have in a day can reduce the risk of premature death, especially if we are indeed belong to the less physically active.

This conclusion comes from researchers at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, after analyzing data on more than 330 thousand men and women who become participants in the research about the relationship between cancer and diet. When analyzed, the research team found the number of deaths from obesity turned out to be two times more than they are physically active, although only slightly.

To assess the relationship between lack of exercise and an early death, and how this is related to obesity, the research team analyzed a variety of data, from the participant’s height, weight, waist size, and level of physical activity, self-reported by participants. They analyzed for 12 years, from 1992 to 2000. During the period, more than 21 thousand participants died.

They found, doing physical exercises that burn calories 90-110 per day or the equivalent of a 20-minute daily, fast walk can already move the participant from the group is inactive to the moderately active group, as well as reduce the risk of premature death 16-30%.

Results of research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition this really opened my eyes, how dangerous life without exercise at all. The biggest reason is lack of time. Many people who still spend an average of 10 hours a day, with activities like sitting, working behind the counter, and spend time driving.