Introduction Sedentary behaviour is often linked with many negative health repercussions such as an increased risk to certain chronic diseases. These include obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Overall, sedentary behaviour is a major risk factor for inadequate health and an increased mortality rate (Wilmot, 2014). Sedentary behaviour spans from many daily functions such as sitting down, traveling in a car or screen time which refers to spending time on a screen based device (Zoeller, 2008). Sedentary behaviour is defined by performing low energy expenditure activities for a prolonged duration. If an individual is performing activities in which the metabolic equivalent is less than 1.5x their resting metabolic rate, they are
It is something that we witness day to day. Whether it's a kid who sits on the couch watching cartoons and eating chocolate or a someone who turns work in half completed, laziness is laziness. But illness is not laziness. There comes a point when your body is fatigued, where your muscle becomes weak and your stamina runs out. For most people, this happens during a work out. For chronically ill (My example in the link is someone with chronic fatigue syndrome, but a variety of chronic conditions or illnesses can cause major fatigue and cause your life to seemingly fall apart.) people, this can happen by doing one or two simple tasks. (Link 9) For example, I can get up out of bed, do my basic morning routine; Use the restroom, wash my hands, brush my teeth, maybe wash my face (if it's a good day.). This takes about 20-30% of my energy reserves for the day. Most people would see this as laziness, but it isn't. Extreme fatigue, especially from a mystery or chronic illness, can cause stress, which causes more fatigue, it's a deadly
Two primary factors afflicted my health ethics: Exercise or activity level/Fitness - I used to exercise daily with my daughter before I go to work for an hour. Currently, it affected my health status such as my blood pressure has decreased, alertness, memory, unable to focus, weight gain, irritable and I easily get tired.
In Sumathi Reddy’s article “The Price We Pay for Sitting Too Much”, Reddy briefly examines the harms of sedentary behaviour. She suggests that in order to avoid them, one must do no more then increase the time they spend standing throughout the day. The article is aimed at working adults and suggest multiple schedules for increasing time on your feet and consequently, reducing sedentary behaviour. Some of the routines suggested are unrealistic for a busy person, such as the one preposed by Dr. Allan Hedge and Nasa. Hedge suggests that every thirty minutes, one should spend 20 minutes seated, 8 minutes standing and 2 minutes walking or stretching. Nasa’s recommended routine is simpler, but still slightly impractical. They suggest that one should
New evidence today suggest that the more hours that you sit, the greater likelihood of dying an earlier death regardless of how much you exercise, or how lean you are ( Masters, 2010). The fact is that millions of Americans think they are being healthy by working out at the gym on a daily basis. These people do not realize that the exercise they are doing in the gym is not able to counteract the effects of the “desk job.” These same people think they are living an active life by working out on almost a daily basis. The truth is that this is considered to be living an inactive lifestyle. The red flag is now raised. These same people that work out at the gym daily are now grouped into the dreaded sedentary lifestyle. Being a member of this group increases your chances of diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. On top of all this, it increases the chances of obesity. Obesity notably increases when a person is living a sedentary lifestyle.
7 Tips to Stop a Recurrence of Chronic Fatigue Summary: Chronic fatigue can reoccur if a patient fails to follow a proper health plan. Follow these tips to avoid chronic fatigue recurrence. Main Content: Patients who are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will be aware with the frustrating recurrence in its cycle.
Rest is a key part in getting things accomplished. Once you go hard one day then
This is why I chose to write my dimension of wellness paper on the occupational dimension of wellness. To be healthy in the occupational dimension of wellness is to seek to have a career that is interesting, enjoyable, meaningful and contribute to society. I do believe my work is interesting, enjoyable and meaningful, however it is a high stress and high pressure situation. Due to this, I need to incorporate more ways to destress after work. Currently I work eight hours a day, Monday through Friday. I also go to school for eight hours a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings. My husband and I as well are taking classes to become foster and adoptive parents. We go to this class every Saturday for three hours and includes nearly four hours of homework per week. This leaves very little time in a week for leisure activities. In order to keep myself in optimal health to better care for my patients and be more productive at my job, I need to find more work life
Daily activities are shortening your lifespan Just by carrying out usual daily activities, you very well could be decreasing your life expectancy. According to the article, “Sitting Too Much Ages You by 8 Years”, by Alice Park, the author claims the following, Sitting too much during the day has been linked to a host of diseases, from obesity to heart problems and diabetes, as well as early death.” The author claims that sitting too much leads to a number of health risks due to being non-active. So if you are lowering your life span, how long will you live then? The answer to this question is found in the article, “The Average Life Expectancy Could Soon Reach Above 90 Years Old”, the author states the following, “ Americans will continue to
Should schools force students to spend eight hours a day stuck inside a classroom? Developing children and teens spend so much time sitting in their school desks that it can have damaging effects on their mental and physical health. Information from the website Healthy Kids shows that sitting still all day
J., & Sonnentag, S. (2013). Exercise and sleep predict personal resources in employees' daily lives. Applied Psychology: Health and Well‐Being, 5(3), 348-368. doi:10.1111/aphw.12014
One reason you might want to stay active is to keep a healthy lifestyle. Going back to the topic of common diseases, staying active is a good way to prevent, for example, diabetes or heart problems, and will keep you feeling great the whole day, and help you live longer. Once, during christmas break, I noticed how bored and sad I was feeling, I decided to walk around my neighborhood every morning and it helped tremendously. It is scientifically
People who works long hours are greatly affected especially ones that start work before sunrise and end after sunset. These workers receive little sunlight which affects their mood and circadian rhythm as mentioned above. In addition, working long hours deprives people leisure time to do the things they love which can make them feel discontent. Working long hours may also cause them to feel resentful toward their work, life, and family. As the resentment grows, it may cause tension at home and work which may further depresses their mood. In addition, these grueling hours of work deprive people of adequate exercise. It is no secret that exercise can uplift our mood because the brain releases endorphin when we exercise. A lot of people who works long hours may not have time to exercise. On their off days, they might have family obligations that prevent them to exercise. Or they may simply feel too tired or lazy to exercise. Still, there might be people who live in really cold or snowy weather that is less than motivated to leave their house to work out. The lack of exercise can deprives the body of the happy chemical that may reduce stress and improve mood. Finally, poor eating habits can also add to our depressed mood and deplete our energy levels. Busy people have less time to cook nutritious meals and resorts to fast food that is fattening and lacking in nutrition value. This poor eating habit
Many times how well you do your job can depend on your physical health. If you begin to slack on health you can easily notice a difference on the quickness and efficiency in your work. You must exercise on a regular basis so you are able to perform the necessary tasks in the most stressful of situations. Not only must you be able to perform these tasks, but also you must be able to endure it for long periods of time. You must learn your weaknesses and your strengths so you are work at your best at all times. Staying in shape can also help your teammates, so you don’t put them in dangerous situations.
A person’s general feeling of wellness is affected. One may become easily tired, fatigued, and wake up stiff in the morning. Everyday chores