Lack of Physical Inactivity versus health. Can it be different in India?

Lack of Physical Inactivity versus health. Can it be different in India?

The lack of physical activity raises clinical, public health challenges for the nation

Posted on Oct. 8, 2015, 6 a.m. in Healthcare and Public Policy Demographics Exercise

.The statistics of physical inactivity in the U.S. are staggering: according to Healthy People 2020, approximately 36% of adults do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity. Men and women who engage in regular physical activity experience statistically significant and clinically important reductions in the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University (Florida, USA) warn that a lack of physical activity among Americans poses important clinical, public health and fiscal challenges for the nation. "Lack of physical activity accounts for 22 percent of coronary heart disease, 22 percent of colon cancer, 18 percent of osteoporotic fractures, 12 percent of diabetes and hypertension, and 5 percent of breast cancer," comments co-author Charles H. Hennekens. "Furthermore, physical inactivity accounts for about 2.4 percent of U.S. healthcare expenditures or approximately $24 billion a year."

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Lewis S, Hennekens CH. “Regular Physical Activity: Forgotten Benefits.” Am J Med. 2015 Aug 3. pii: S0002-9343(15)00692-0.

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  • But the latest studies say more than activity it is the sugar and carbs (indirectly LOW FAT Hype over the years) that's causing the problems:

    LCHF diet allows one to be less active and still attain better numbers on less drugs.

  • Some US studies are really laughable. They study how skin color and diabetes are related, how atmospheric pollution and diabetes are related, but they never blame the high carb low fat nonsense that experts have been preaching for decades only to make things worse. Australia has highest fat consumption, IIRC, close to 40% and has the lowest diabetes of under 4%. It's all about CARBS, CARBS and CARBS.

    High Carb Low fat Food industry/lobby generates permanent customers for the drug industry.

  • :Talk of India for a change:

  • My reply to which you replied was meant for MyDBGone and not for you. Oh I have been talking (and not Copy Pasting) LCHF to Indian diabetics since January 2013 and number of INDIAN Diabetics following LCHF is picking up, despite someone calling it Speculative Blogging. Shows it wasn't "Speculative" but pure science.

    Now, there are few more "Indians" talking about LCHF diet here :)

  • MYDBGone In USA diabetic persons how they do physical activity walking joging running etc most of them having tred mill and other apparatus Also they have using no grains and carbs in daily diets but also most of them having diabets . Can u please share in your experience in USA as u have in USA for 40 years whether medicines may available without Doctors prescription drugs like metformin glimepride etc

    when comparing to India they have spent more money for T2 medicines

  • Agreed anything walking or jogging or excersises totally physical activity to every person is important wheter he is diabetic or non diabetic . some of the persons says that thee is no time This is common in most of the person

    Without physical activity consuming food is stored in the body as fat. it causes insulin resistance and also HBP and over wt and obesity.

    it may not necessary for hard work labourer. But sitting job worker it is necessary . any type of activity is good if not they may loss only inactive calories in the body

    U are maintaining your health in good way by seeing your face however your HBAC is some great but I hope u will manage it and reduce shortly

  • Treadmill is bad for the knees.

  • your plan is okay.But why delay till you shift to india?

  • He follows and preaches LCHF too from whatever I could know from his writings :)

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