The number one reason why so many people start a workout regimen and then stop following it only a few weeks later is, it’s so much hard work for not much return in the beginning. This is because it takes a long time to get up to a level where you can have effective workouts. If you’re overweight and or just don’t have the muscle mass and dexterity to push your body to a level that it needs to be in order to lose weight. We must get our heart rate above a certain threshold in order to begin burning fat. This takes time to occur because our lifestyle choices are now catching up with us.
Health risks of sedentary living
A sedentary lifestyle has become the norm in our society. We can work from home, we sit down for hours on end in offices and we pay attention to screens more than our movements and physical space. We also find it difficult to find time to workout and keep fit. Fast food and ready-made meals are cheap and easy to cook, so we also fail to eat healthily most of the time. All this adds to the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Our risk for certain cancers increases. Inactivity leads to anxiety and depression. We don’t feel confident in our bodies and thus, we don’t engage in the pursuit of finding a mate. The obvious risk is to our cardiovascular system, as our heart becomes smaller and blocked with cholesterol. The hidden danger is that our skeletal structure both bones and muscle mass will deplete and we become generally much weaker.
Becoming affected by substances
Most people admit to having at least one drink a day, either with their dinner or after as a way to relax. But, we don’t realize that living a sedentary lifestyle has on our bodies. We no longer have a strong system that can flush out alcohol so readily. Our liver becomes encased in fat and doesn’t function as highly as it should. Study the alcohol dissipation rate in the body and see how long alcohol actually stays in our system. It all depends on your gender, weight, age, and general health. You may find that if you’re slim but out of shape, a female and are in your 30s, that alcohol stays in your system all the way until lunchtime the next day when you had a drink at night the day before. This can affect your alertness while you drive to work and your capacity to focus at work as well.
When you have been out of shape for so long, it’s going to take a long time to get back into shape. The further you fall, the harder it will be to get back up. This is the story you will follow when you try to workout. It will be tough, painful, and very emotionally demanding. But if you start dieting alongside your workouts, it will be easier to recover from your poor lifestyle choices.
Every decision you make has an effect on your body and mental wellbeing. It’s never ever too late to change, make that choice to start being more productive today.