A lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide!
Believe it or not, sitting on the couch all day can actually kill you.
Research has found that people that live what is known as a sedentary lifestyle, meaning people without an active lifestyle, are more likely to day prematurely.
In fact, for people that sit for more than 4 hours a day have more than a 40% higher risk of developing health problems than people that sit fewer than 4 hours per day.
However, people that exercise up to 4 hours per week, are just as healthy as those that sit on the couch less than 4 hours per week.
Surprisingly, an inactive lifestyle can effect your health in numerous ways. People with inactive lifestyles are more likely to suffer from: anxiety, cardiovascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, depression, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, kidney stones, and lower back pain!
If you think you're living an inactive lifestyle, try going for an evening walk a few times a week, or taking your bicycle for a ride!