A sedentary lifestyle has recently turned out to be an epidemic paradigm that has been consuming nations on a global scale. Being sedentary or abstaining from the affairs of physical activity on a daily basis is like preparing your body for an early funeral. Being induced in a sedentary lifestyle for an extended period of time is perhaps the major contributing factor of obesity. With so much focus and attention shifting to the rise in obesity rates, a research has been carried out with the sole objective of determining the most sedentary and active nation in Europe.
According to the medical journal The Lancet, Malta was crowned the winners when it came to announcing the most sedentary nation in Europe. According to all the data compiled, surprisingly, an astonishing 71.9% adult in Malta were sedentary and abstained from any form of physical activity on a regular basis. The runner’s up were the nation of Serbia with 68.3% adult being inactive and deprived their body the health benefits that can only be attained through regular physical activity. United Kingdom took the third spot with 63.3% of the adult population deemed to be inactive and sedentary. British women contributed more to the figure than their opposite gender counterpart. Contrary to this, Greece was crowned the most active European nation where comparatively, a whopping 84% of the adult population were bustling and avoided the lure of a sedentary life. According to The Lancet, inactivity is heavily interlinked to four potential life-threatening diseases; breast cancer, coronary heart disease, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. Light was shed on the shocking fact that these four diseases were the causes of death for approximately 5.3 million of the people out of the57 million deaths on a global scale.
Incorporating simple physical activities like walking or climbing the stairs on a daily basis can go as far as changing your whole outlook on life. At the end of the day, if you continue your journey towards oblivion of inactivity, death is an inevitable destination in your near foreseeable future.