Physical Inactivity -- The New Pandemic
Physical Inactivity: Is doing less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week.
3.2 million deaths attributed to insufficient physical activity.
31% of adults over 15 years old and over were insufficiently active in 2008, (Males vs Females :: 28% vs 34% inactive).
4th greatest risk factor for poor health
The global cost of physical inactivity is estimated to be INT$ 54 billion per year in direct health care, in 2013, with an additional INT$ 14 billion attributable to lost productivity
Inactivity accounts for 1–3% of national health care costs,
Sedentary behavior: Any waking behavior like sitting or leaning with an energy expenditure of 1.5 metabolic equivalent task (MET) or less.
Sedentary lifestyle leads to early onset & increased occurrence of NCDs:
Cardiovascular disease & mortality.
Cancer risk: (colon & breast cancer) - was 13% higher in sedentary person.
Metabolic disorders like: diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia
Musculoskeletal disorders: arthralgia and osteoporosis.
Mental Health Issues: depression, cognitive impairment.