There is growing concern that the rising obesity crisis is putting extra strain on our health care system.
No wonder really as extra weight has been linked to numerous diseases and conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Yet despite these warnings people simply choose to ignore these issues, even though it will put their own life at risk.
One of the reasons for the obesity crisis is our diets. With a takeaway on every corner it is too easy to buy junk food.
The other main cause is the increase in inactivity levels across the globe, with some companies seeing massive rises in people with sedentary jobs.
What issues are caused by inactivity?
Unsurprisingly those countries with the highest levels of inactivity are those that have the highest number of people suffering from diabetes along with heart and blood pressure issues.
Another issue is that the inactivity will cause your muscles to become weak, which can in turn lead to joint and bone problems.
How to be more active?
To increase your activity levels you don’t have to go to the gym every day. Some people may love to exercise daily but this has to be a personal choice.
To become more active you will need to find something that you enjoy. Whether it is a home workout or simply going for a walk with family or friends.
If you have a sedentary job there are ways to combat your inactivity levels too. For instance you could do a few stretches at your desk.
Your job is only part of your lifestyle so instead of coming home and sitting in front of the TV with your favourite junk food get up and get moving, your body will thank you for it.
Just remember becoming more active is just one part of a healthy lifestyle you should also consider eating a healthier diet too. Fresh fruit, vegetables and plenty of protein will help keep your energy levels up and those cravings at bay.
Furthermore that extra protein coupled with your new exercise plan will help to build lean muscle, helping you to look and feel better than ever before.