What are some of the health risks of being inactive?
Lack of physical activity has clearly been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and other conditions: Less active and less fit people have a greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Studies show that physically active people are less likely to develop coronary heart disease than those who are inactive. This is even after researchers accounted for smoking, alcohol use, and diet. Lack of physical activity can add to feelings of anxiety and depression. Physical inactivity may increase the risk of certain cancers. Good News : Physically active overweight or obese people significantly reduced their risk for disease with regular physical activity.