Let’s Move! Lack of Physical Activity Can Cause these Deadly Diseases

Lack of physical activity (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels)
Lack of physical activity (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels)

In recent years, countries have been faced with a double burden of disease which puts us in two conditions, namely infectious diseases caused by viruses, especially Covid-19, which are still a problem, while cases of non-communicable diseases are also increasing.

Woman lays on bed (Photo by Elvira Gibadullina)
A woman lays on the bed (Photo by Elvira Gibadullina on Pexels)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as stroke, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension, are the most common causes of death. In 2019 million deaths were caused by heart disease.

Heart, stroke, chronic kidney failure, diabetes, and hypertension are increasing daily. If we look at 2013 to 2018, there are pretty significant levels.

Lack of physical activity (photo by Mikhail Nilov)
Lack of physical activity (photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels)

The high number of deaths from non-communicable diseases is caused by several risk factors, including high consumption of sugar, salt, and fat, high prevalence of smoking, lack of physical activity, and alcohol. Of these diseases, the one that requires the highest financing is cardiovascular, which is around 7.6 trillion in some countries. The high cost of this financing certainly burdens most people, so it would be better to intervene to save more costs. “Obviously this issue of financing, if we can intervene, of course, we can save the costs incurred and of course, it will not burden the country and can be transferred to better development. Factors that lead to an increase in cardiovascular disease:

Heart Disease and Obesity (Photo by Alexander Grey on Pexels)
Heart Disease and Obesity (Photo by Alexander Grey on Pexels)
  1. Hypertension, Obesity, and Diabetes

Hypertension, obesity, and diabetes continue to increase from year to year. The high number of people with hypertension in an average country reaches 600 million to 1 billion people. The increase in this number is not controlled from 1980 to 2021, the number of obesity increases from 14.8 percent to 21.8 percent, while diabetes has increased by more than 50 percent in the last 10 years.

Smoking can increase the heart disease
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  1. Smoking

There are millions of smokers in the average country. Of course, this is a number that is not small, but smoking is a risk factor that can be controlled. Healthy lifestyle changes without smoking can reduce the risk of this disease.

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  1. Lack of Physical Activity

The generation of lazy to move makes at least physical activity done. Decreased willingness to exercise is one of the factors that cause cardiovascular disease.