A recent report by Lancet Global Health states that people who exercise, jog, run, and do yoga to stay physically active avoid the risk of accidental death every year. While about 39 lakh people who do not do so, die.
A recently published Health Research revealed that every year at least 39 lakh (3.9 Million) people can be protected from the risk of early death provided they remain physically active. The research, published in The Lancet Global Health Report, covers various aspects related to lifestyles such as lack of physical activity, poor diet, drinking and smoking habits harmful to health. The lead author of the research is researcher Dr Paul Kelly of the University of Edinburgh, UK.
There has been a sudden break in our physical activities while working from home after the Corona Pandemic Covid-19. Most work in a comfortable home environment, keeping themselves away from very normal physical routines like exercise and walking.
But do you know that this habit of yours can prove to be fatal for you? Researcher at the University of Edinburgh, UK, Dr Paul Kelly believes this to be the same. He says that about 40 lakh people die every year who lose their lives due to laziness and poor lifestyle. These are those people who do not walk, neither do any kind of exercise nor do they contribute to household chores.
Due to laziness and zero physical activity, they are surrounded by obesity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and other fatal diseases. Dr. Kelly says that his research is not really to scare but to help people build a healthy routine.
Study of people from 168 countries
To keep their study more accurate and closer to reality, the research team examined the normal routine and physical activity of people from 168 countries. The team also calculated the death toll due to lack of physical activity from the people who died every year. This would go a long way in preventing the proportion of deaths in this case because people reading the findings of the test would be more motivated to keep themselves physically active than before.
150 minutes of activity required
Dr. Kelly and his colleagues analyzed previously published people’s health data for 168 countries. The World Health Organization has suggested at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week on population ratio.
If it is not possible to do 150 minutes of exercise or mild exercise, then at least 75 minutes of high-intensity exercise or any other physical activity should be done. If you do not feel like exercising, then you can dig a bed, work in the field, or get sweated out so much labor must be done through any household work. Dr. Kelly says that active people have a much lower risk of dying early than physically inactive people.
Risk of death decreases by 15 percent
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that the number of premature deaths due to physical activities globally was on average 15 percent less. At the same time, it was 14 percent for active women and 16 percent for men respectively, which can save the lives of about 39 lakh people annually.
The findings also showed that only 14 percent of people in high-income countries were being protected from the risk of premature death, compared to an average 18 percent annual deaths in low-income countries. It shows how many people lose their lives every year due to laziness.
The researcher Tessa Strain, while discussing with the University of Cambridge researchers, said that this danger can be reduced even if people do sports or walk brisk after gym or lunch or dinner.