Fat, Lazy A Disease?
August 20, 2012 by Sam Rolley
On the whole, humans have become a species of lazy, inactive and increasingly overweight creatures as technology has made life easier and entertainment activities more sedentary.
A new paper published in the research journal The Lancet politely referred to the increasingly fat, lazy nature of the human population as an “inactivity epidemic.” And guess what? The “inactivity epidemic” (being fat and lazy) is responsible for one out of every 10 deaths worldwide.
Unfortunately, most people are so unaware that their sedentary lifestyles are killing them that some medical experts are now calling for doctors to consider “failure to get any form of real exercise” a mainstream medical condition. One for which they may even need to write prescriptions for… exercise.
Mayo clinic physiologist Michael Joyner explained to NPR, “The entire medical research industrial complex is oriented towards inactivity.”
Joyner’s statement falls in line with what critics of mainstream medicine and Big Pharma have been saying for years: Cutting, burning, poisoning and drugging to “treat” disease, while more profitable for the medical establishment, is nowhere near as beneficial to human health as prevention through exercise and avoidance of the everyday poisons that saturate modern lifestyles.
“Physicians really need to start defining the physically active state as normal,” Joyner said.
Some research suggests that you can avoid falling victim to the “inactivity epidemic” by exercising vigorously for as little as 20 or 30 minutes at least five times a week to lessen cardiac risk factors by up to 50 percent. For optimal health, though, many alternative medical experts suggest integrating various forms of exercise such as stretching, meditation, resistance training and cardio throughout your activities each day in small increments.