According to the scientists from the Sydney School of Public Health, physical inactivity significantly increases the risk of early death, as shown in a study conducted on 230,000 individuals over the age of 45.
A total of 16,000 respondents who were physically inactive passed away within the first six years after the study was conducted, which led the researchers to conclude that the risk of early death of sedentary people was 1.6 times greater compared to those who were physically active on a regular basis.
The study also showed that this risk was equal to the risk of early death in individuals who smoked and drank more than 14 glasses of alcohol in a week.
In other words, physical activity should be a mandatory daily activity, like eating. Just as much as our bodies can’t function properly without food they can’t function properly unless they are regularly engaged in some sort of organized and repetitive movement that constitutes exercise.