Sometimes all we want is to have a cold day and not have to move a single muscle. But leading a sedentary lifestyle can lead to serious problems like heart disease and diabetes. In fact, sitting or lying down too much is riskier than it sounds. That’s why we invite you to take a walk, even between your living room and your kitchen, and read about how inactivity can worsen existing skin conditions and cause varicose veins.
We’ve done a lot of research to find the little-known risks of an inactive lifestyle to encourage you to keep your body moving and thriving.
Increases the chances of hormonal acne.
The number one effect of inactivity is weight gain. And one of the effects of weight gain is that it causes specific skin problems. Obesity initially affects the skin barrier, causing the skin to become significantly dry. Also, it causes a person to sweat more, which leads to clogged pores and inflamed acne.
It can weaken the bones.
Muscles and bones are living tissues that get stronger when exercised. The bones of those who exercise regularly tend to be stronger and denser than those of those who do not.
So when someone is inactive for a long period of time, they risk weakening their bones and compromising their density.
May worsen existing skin conditions.
If you’ve tried every acne treatment you can think of and the problem persists, it’s time to investigate the root of the problem. Mechanical acne is caused by friction and pressure on the skin.
This outbreak occurs when the skin is repeatedly exposed to friction or pressure, such as sitting in certain positions for a long time. It is not unlikely that acne is caused by an inactive lifestyle in which you spend most of the day sitting down.
It can cause cellulite.
Today, most office workers spend most of their time sitting and typing on their computers. This inactive lifestyle can cause water retention. Some scientists believe that prolonged periods of sitting reduce blood flow and cause the changes that cause cellulite.
It can cause varicose veins.
As we walk, the calf muscles contract, flex, and apply pressure to the major blood vessels in the lower leg. It is as if each step had a pump effect, which helps circulation from the veins to the heart. Therefore, sitting for a long time leads to poor circulation, which manifests itself as varicose veins.
How would you define “leading an active lifestyle”? What are some simple changes you can make to combat a sedentary lifestyle?
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