Most people are aware of the main reason to keep active, which is to avoid obesity. Although that is a great reason to stay active, there is more to it than that. This article will explain more reasons to keep yourself active and healthy, as well as reasons why obesity is such a danger to your health.

We all understand what it is like to get sucked into the couch with a warm, soft blanket for hours on end. Sometimes, we just need some time to relax. However, too much sitting or laying down is dangerous in many ways. Too much relaxation can lead to much higher stress on your body.

Here are some of the basic ways being too inactive can hurt you:

You don’t burn many calories, you will gain weight, and you may lose muscle strength. Combine a higher weight with less muscle strength and you have a difficult time moving or doing basic daily activities. Imagine trying to lift an extra 30 pounds off the ground when your muscles are weaker than before.

If you’re not active, your bones are losing minerals. When you are active, the bones absorb the nutrients that they should. Not only that, but the body digests and uses nutrients better when you are active.

Your metabolism may begin to get lazy and be unable to process fats and sugars like it used to. This puts a lot of stress on the body, which can affect the immune system.

Your body will be more likely to become inflamed due to inactivity, and you may begin to experience pain and pressure, causing you to feel worse and less likely to get up and move. The more inactive you are, the worse this will get.

You could develop an imbalance of your hormones. When you aren’t active, the body doesn’t produce or release the right hormones to keep you healthy. Your body needs to move in order to improve this.

This is just a glimpse into the reasons why inactivity can harm you, and kill you over time. Try to do more house work, climb your stairs a few more times a day, watch some online workout videos, and find something you really enjoy doing. If you find the right activity, you will forget you’re exercising, and you’ll move mountains.

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