Saturday, 17 January 2015

Move Move and Move is the mantra as inactivity is more deadly than obesity: IMA

As per IMA recommendation just a little bit of exercise, such as 20 minutes walking a day, is extremely beneficial regardless of whether people are overweight/obese or not. Twice as many premature deaths can be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity.

In a joint statement Padma Shri Awardee Dr A Marthanda Pilli National President and Padma Shri Awardee Prof Dr K K Aggarwal, Secretary general IMA and President Heart Care Foundation if India said that inactivity is defined as having a sedentary job with no reported recreational physical activity.

A recent study published online January 14 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also has shown that "just a small amount of physical activity each day could have substantial health benefits for people who are physically inactive,"

Although we found that just 20 minutes would make a difference, we should really be looking to do more than this — physical activity has many proven health benefits and should be an important part of our daily life, added the experts.

IMA recommendations

1. Take lift from first floor and not ground floor if you need to go higher up.

2. Park or take your car or any other vehicle few minutes distance away from the destination.

3. Use the land phones at home so that you need to walk a little bit before you take the call.

4. Try to use remote control of TV less often.

5. When receiving a mobile call, get up and walk.

6. While watching TV sit and bike on a stationary cycle. It will also add to the exercise.

7. Instead of luncheon meetings believe in walkeon ( while walking) meetings.

8. Keep a count and try to achieve walking 10,000 steps in a day.

9. When eating in a party stand away from the servings table as far as possible. It will be both a good walk and you will also eat less.

10. Always get up and receive and drop the guests as a routine. It will have both good courtesy and a little bit of walk.

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