Causes and Effects of Sedentary LifestyleBy Dr. Artour Rakhimov - Last updated on August 9, 2018
Sedentary lifestyle has gradually become common during the 20th century due to advance of industrial revolution. The main effects of too little physical exercise relate to reduced oxygenation of body cells. It is easy to check and prove that a person with sedentary lifestyle has less than 20 seconds for the body oxygen test, while the norm is 40 s.
If we compare the breathing of an average person with the medical norm, modern people breathe about twice more than the medical standard.
What are the reasons why people cannot enjoy physical exercise? People with sedentary lifestyle have heavy breathing at rest and low body oxygenation before exercise. A person with low body oxygenation at rest normally complains about fatigue and is naturally lazy. Even if people with heavy breathing (over 95% of modern population) try to exercise, this results in heavy and fast mouth breathing during and after exercise. Most people then feel worse after physical activity.
This heavy breathing at rest reduces brain and body oxygenation and leads to depressive thoughts about own physical deficiency (a mental self-image based on poor fitness). Chronic fatigue and depressive thoughts about poor fitness eliminate any desire to exercise forming a vicious circle of causes and effects related to sedentary lifestyle (see the diagram). For more detail, visit this link.
How to transform sedentary behavior into joy of exercise?
The most natural way to deal with sedentary lifestyle is to boost one's brain and oxygen content by gradually slowing down automatic breathing patterns and increasing results for the body-oxygen test.
One needs to achieve X seconds (see below) for the body-oxygen test in order to make physical activities easy and to solve main problems related to chronic fatigue and sitting too much. Physical exercise, but with nose breathing only, is the key long-term factor to boost body oxygenation (see Fitness Section for more detail). Up to Y seconds for body oxygen are necessary in order to crave physical exercise naturally and even develop natural aversion in relation to sedentary lifestyle. Both numbers, X and Y, are provided below as your bonus content.
YouTube video below: Sedentary lifestyle and its effects on health and body-oxygen levels.
So, to solve problems with poor health and desire to sit too much, slow down your too heavy breathing and increase your body O2 levels.
Or go back to Causes of hyperventilation
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