2nd October 2019

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What are the risks of being physically inactive?

The researchers stated that strong evidence shows physical inactivity increases the risk of many major adverse health conditions including:
  • death (from any cause)
  • coronary heart disease.
  • high blood pressure.
  • stroke.
  • metabolic syndrome (including obesity and abnormal blood cholesterol levels)
  • type 2 diabetes.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what does it mean to be physically inactive?

Physical inactivity is a term used to identify people who do not get the recommended level of regular physical activity. The American Heart Association recommends 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise three to four times peer week to promote cardiovascular fitness.
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