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Many of the medical problems that people are experiencing in today’s world are due to the fact that we have a very sedentary lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with little or no physical activity. “Sedentary behaviors (from the Latin sedere, “to sit”) include sitting during commuting, in the workplace and the domestic environment, and during leisure time.”(Owen, Healy, Matthews, Dunstan, 2012). In other words, a person living a sedentary lifestyle spend time sitting, lying down while busy with reading, watching television, listening to lecture, using a mobile phone for much of the day. This lifestyle caused many mental and physical problems. In this essay, these problems will be mentioned.
Mostly sedentary lifestyle has negative consequences. Because our bodies are not built for a sedentary life. The human body is built to move. Our body’s structure is influential evidence. For instance, the body’s physical structure gives us the ability to stand up straight against the pull of gravity. Actually, our body is ready and waiting for us to move, but what happens when we do not move? Firstly, we burn fewer calories. This makes us more likely to gain weight. I think it is the biggest problem of all people. All people want to go to the gym and want to lose weight, but no one goes to the gym. They are just thinking. Secondly, you may lose muscle strength and endurance, because you are not using your muscles as much. Also, your bones may get weaker and lose some mineral content. Thirdly, your metabolism may be affected, and your body may have more trouble breaking down fats and sugars. Fourthly your immune system may not work as well and you may have poorer blood circulation. Furthermore, inactivity reduces insulin action.”We examined the effect of 5 days of bed rest on insulin resistance and vascular function in healthy subjects. Bed rest induced vascular dysfunction, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and increased blood pressure. Our findings provide insight into the pathogenesis of vascular disease in sedentary individuals”(Hamburg, 2007) Moreover, some researches show that a sedentary lifestyle may cause death. And the more sedentary you are, the higher your health risks are.”The investigators concluded that sedentary men had a %31 higher risk of death than more active men”(Pate, O’Neill, Lobelo, 2008). A sedentary lifestyle also appears to have a negative impact on mental well-being. For instance, by not getting regular exercise, you raise your risk of increased feelings of depression and anxiety.
In conclusion; in daily life, as a student, we sit during listening to the lecture. Or many of jobs doing with sitting on the chair. “Sitting is not bad for you in moderation, but in excess, it is addictive and harmful,” Levine writes. What can we do for being more active in our lives? For example, you can stand when you are talking on the phone or when you have to memorize something, you may stand also. I want to talk about a very common suggestion now: Take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you use the stairs, you will burn more calories. Or you can go out for a walk regularly.”Most work suggests that exercise and physical activity are associated with better quality of life and health outcomes.” (Penedo, 2005).The more you move, the more healthy you will feel.

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