This burden on the Australian health system is significant and has been increasing its effects since the late 20th Century. The research project will allow for the support of the Australian society in maximising their health, potential and lifetime outcomes (Department of Industry, 2013). The lack of physical activity among adults is a national problem, on an economic scale it is consuming $1.5 billion of government funds to cope with the increased health care impacts (Cahilhac et al. 2011). On top of the economic burden, the social impacts of rising levels of health issues among the public is effecting the quality of life of thousands of Australian’s per year, resulting in as many as 2,000 deaths (Cahilhac et al. 2011). This research proposal will evaluate and uncover potential solutions to combat the problems contributing to an inactive lifestyle. It will also provide an insight Australian decision makers to assist in producing decisions regarding social and economic improvements. The research will enable the promotion of better health practices and prevent disease through a more focused and collaborative effort as guided by the national research priority
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States, causing about 610,000 deaths yearly (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Cardiovascular disease is defined as a group of disorders damaging the heart and blood vessels, usually involving the blockage of vessels, which in turn harm the heart (WHO, 2015). A 2011 American Heart Association statement predicted that without intervention, 40% of United States adults will have at least one form of Cardiovascular disease by 2030. A large portion of these deaths by cardiovascular disease is due to the sedentary population. To better prevent cardiovascular disease, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee stated that adults should complete about 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity weekly (Barry, Blair, Church, Hooker, Sui, Warren, 2010). Research has shown that meeting these recommendations is linked with lower cardiovascular disease risk, as well as reduced risk of mortality. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only about 20.3% of Americans meet these guidelines. These statistics show that the majority of the United States population does not get nearly the amount of physical activity they need. However, even though many people are not doing the recommended amount of physical activity, this may not mean that they are living a sedentary life. Living a sedentary lifestyle is
Susan Scutti in the article “Yes, Sitting Too Long Can Kill You, Even If You Exercise” claims that sitting can reduce one’s lifespan. Scutti supports her claim by presenting a data that shows that people who spend more time on a chair, died much earlier than people who were more active. The author’s purpose is to raise awareness that sedentary behavior has a negative impact on health. The author writes in an formal tone for the general
Physical activity is defined as an individual not obtaining the recommended 150 minutes per week. engaging in moderate physical activity is very important, if the recommended time that should be spend on excersie per week is not achieved it can increase the risks of chronic diseases such as Heath disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Physicals inactivity also increases biomedical determinants such as body weight leading to obesity, high blood pressure and blood cholesterol which have a negative effects on an individual's well being. According to AIHW, 2012, 60% of Australians over 15 did not undertake in sufficient physical activity. Getting the required 150 minutes a week or more is a great protective factor which will decrease the ricks of various chronic diseases and also provides other benefits such as reducing body weight and improving mental
However, physical inactivity is an important factor of obesity. Firstly, in this modernized world, many jobs were involved sitting in front of the desk for long hours. Apart from that many people using cars rather than walking or cycling. Secondly, many people tend to watch TV and playing video games and browsing the internet for relaxation. They often do regular exercise.Thirdly, people are using labor-saving devices such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers for household work, due to these devices people were physically less active.
The selected health care measure examined within this paper is that of activity levels within the older adult population. The National Committee for Quality Assurance
The data collected from a survey performed by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System regarding time, frequency and proportion of exercise reports that 58.1% of the interviewees were considered physically inactive; 29.8 % concluded with not having time for exercising. Besides, the statistics showed that there was not much difference between genders as it was almost the same percentage of passive lifestyle; however, there were differences when considering race and age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2010).
There are many people who dislike working out or doing anything productive. I personally hate working out. I’m obviously overweight and still refuse to workout. I used to run around the park that’s close from my house; however, it was hard to no eat fast food. It’s unhealthy to eat and not do any physical activity. Keeping active can help people stay at a healthy weight or lose weight. According to a 2016 article in the Chicago Tribune, “Physical activity levels are declining not only in wealthy countries, such as the U.S., but also in low- and middle-income countries, such as China. And it’s clear that this decline in physical activity is a key contributor to the global obesity epidemic” (Wade). This clearly shows that the lack of not doing any physical activity contributes to obesity. Before there wasn’t a lot of cases of obesity, but now it seems to be unstoppable. People used to ride horses or walk to get to their destination, now most of America drive cars. Driving your car everywhere you go is not healthy because you are lacking physical activity and in doing so contributes to obesity. According to Wade, “About 40 percent of U.S. schoolchildren walked or rode their bikes to school in 1969; by 2001, only 13 percent did so.” This show the decline of physical activity. My aunt once told me that before she learned how to drive, she would walk it mostly everywhere. She didn’t have a car and the only
Expending on the PAG, Healthy People 2020 estimated, on a national level, over 80 percent of adults and youth are not actively participating in daily physical activity, potentially increasing the risk of developing chronic health related diseases such as; heart disease, diabetes, obesity, or exacerbating current health issues (HHS, Healthy People 2020, 2016).
Insufficient physical activity is one the leading risk factors for global mortality. Physical activity not only contributes to wellbeing, it is essential for good health. Increasing physical activity levels can help prevent or manage many conditions and diseases; this includes coronary heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and obesity along with improving mental health. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), physical activity is any bodily movement by muscles that requires energy expenditure.
A non-communicable disease is where the disease cannot be transmitted from person to person. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is one of the most common and worst non-communicable diseases and has been around for a long time and killed many people. This disease occurs when the blood vessels contributing to the heart muscle stop, stopping the heart from getting oxygen. CHD has many impacts on individual, economic, and political.
Changes in behaviour and lifestyle of the people in the last century, especially in industrialized countries caused that it is needed for many people to participate in PA. Quality of life and physical inactivity are related to long-life and diseases (Bouchard, C., Blair, S. N., and Haskell, W. L. 2012). Nowadays people are spending long time sitting in one place; it is related to our work (call centre, bank, reception etc.) and lifestyle, so it is important to get the people being active to stay well, both mentally and physically.
Physical inactivity is a leading cause to morbidity and mortality, physical inactivity can cause obesity, and as I mentioned above the obesity causes many diseases, to limit physical inactivity that needs well-designed community with parks, bike path, sidewalks, street lightening, physical education classes, and physical activities in the school, all of these encourage children and adult to do physical
Diseases and conditions associated with physical inactivity include heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and obesity, among others (Global Health Risks, 2009). Researchers have reported that, after excluding pregnant individuals and
Merely not using a person’s body is harmful. Not being active results in a person’s muscles becoming weak and out of condition. The effectiveness of a person’s heart and lungs will decrease. A person’s joints will become stiff and can be injured easily. Inactivity can be as much of a health risk as smoking. In addition children have become extremely lazy with all the