Physical inactivity is very bad for you.

lazy dog

Winter time means less sun. Less sun means less energy. Less energy means less physical activity. So how physically active are you currently? A study developed over the summer has shown that physical inactivity can be as detrimental to your health as smoking. Yes, smoking!  According to the WHO, physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally. This is why it is very important to be physically active everyday. Unfortunately, physical inactivity has become a global public health problem. It is believed that global urbanization has produced environmental factors that discourage participation in physical activity. We must remember that regular moderate physical activity such as walking, cycling, or participating in sports all have significant health benefits.

“Inactivity plays a role in almost every chronic disease there is.” – John P. Thyfault, PhD

“Every time you get up it gets better. Every time you sit down it gets worse.” – James Levine, MD, PhD

woman walking

Are you seeking ways to be more physically active that wont take much effort and time out of your busy day? Take a look at these ten simple ways that you can become more physically active. Being physically active can also boost your energy and help break that winter lazy syndrome! Sure it may be too cold for some people to do outdoor activities, but you can always take a brisk walk inside the mall or play a dancing video game. There’s so much that you can do to avoid inactivity! Make it fun and enjoy the benefits!

Natural remedies for cigarette addiction

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I won’t sit and bore you with all of the health risks of cigarettes or how it totally destroys your lungs and body. We all know cigarettes are bad. Sadly, before people realize how terrible they are, they are already addicted. Most people can’t bear to just stop smoking cold turkey so they use other methods to get their fix without smoking. There are all kinds of methods out there that help people stop smoking. One of the most famous is the Nicorette Nicotine patch that helps you quit smoking by giving you small doses of nicotine as you wear it. Theres also Nicorette Gum that you chew to get your nicotine and avoid smoking.

Mini-Electronic-CigaretteThe latest most popular form of kicking the ol’ smoking habit is the electronic cigarette, or “e-cigarette”. There are several brands out right now, endorsed by various celebrities and companies. Unsurprisingly, there has been controversy over the health risks of using electronic cigarettes. Let’s just be honest nearly every method endorsed will have some type of side effect.

Really, it’s better to find a natural remedy to help you quit smoking. There are several that you can mix up and use in your daily routine to kick cravings. Most of them are much cheaper than other methods out there and they are beneficial to your overall health. It never hurts to try and if you aren’t a smoker, share them with your smoker friends and family and see how they work out for them. Good luck!