January 20, 2021

Not exercising can be as deadly as smoking!

What’s less hurtful?

This nutrition, fitness and health domain is a gala affair that packs in more fibs than realistic and constructive education; what’s even worse is the ever-changing misinformation. When change chimes in, controversies tend to get even stranger; however, they all agree equally to the ill-effects of inactivity and smoking.

Not exercising deadly as smoking

Blame it on our elder generations or those above, the seed of being inactive is sowed right in our childhood. This is the time when the studying devours the better part of a child’s day once past three years; it seems the parents always consider the gargantuan loads on their back to deliver enough exercise hauling them back and forth from the school.

Then, there are the games, which now need being defined under completely different parentheses. It’s for sure moving the mouse or the joystick doesn’t involve too many joints or require putting in too many muscles and once these kids are on the verge of graduating to adulthood, munchies and colas give way to tobacco and beer!

Smoking has a reputation that precedes any discussion on it. We all know about it but seem to be more interested in meeting Jimmy Riddle or eating baloney sandwiches when it comes to putting a stop to it. However, what we don’t get is: Smoking makes the metabolic rate go down the same way as a sedentary lifestyle does, which suppresses the immune and lymphatic systems, elevating the chances for quite a few disorders of which, diabetes and cancer are the most common.

Ok, so are you getting the idea, well now it’s time to really listen to the remedy:

Pay attention!!

Start cutting down on caffeine and nicotine. The ideal way to do this is drinking one less cup or one less drink and smoking one less cigarette for 3 days; 2 less till the 7th day and so on, till they reduce to nil on the 20th day. This is when you start feeling a little restless; not to worry, it’s just your nerves waking up from an induced stupor and becoming active on their own. This is also the right time to start moving around a little bit. Start with just 5 minutes of aerobics; remember school P.T?! And force yourself to a 10 minutes’ walk every morning, from the 3rd day onwards of quitting.

I hope this has been a good push to healthy lifestyle you deserve!