13 Signs That You’re Not Moving Enough

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13 Signs That Youre Not Moving Enough

Some signs can help us determine if we lead a very sedentary life, and if that would mean that we are spending many hours sitting down and not moving enough.

You suffer from stiffness and pain in the joints

Joint pain and difficulty moving can sometimes be a sign of an inflammatory condition such as arthritis or an autoimmune disease. But joints can also get stiff if you don’t use them enough. Keep your joints moving so you don’t have problems in the future that cause you pain.

Difficulty breathing

Just as your biceps weaken when you don’t use them, the muscles that help your lungs breathe in and out lose strength if you don’t exercise them regularly. The less you do it, the more you get out of breath, even during the simplest daily tasks.

You are constantly in a bad mood

Lack of movement harms not only your physical health. It can also increase feelings of anxiety and depression. Get your blood pumping regularly. Cardio exercises like walking, biking, swimming, or running will improve and stabilize your mood and even boost your self-esteem

you always lack energy

Do you feel sluggish and tired most of the time? Exercise helps bring oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. If you spend most of your time sitting down, they won’t get the oxygen they need to stay fit.

You suffer from insomnia

If you’re tired of counting sheep at night, get up and move during the day. When you exercise regularly, you will fall asleep faster and you will also be able to sleep more soundly at night.

you have memory problems

Regular exercise causes your body to produce more chemicals called growth factors. These increase the production of blood vessels in the brain. The more blood that reaches your brain, the better you can think, remember, and make decisions.

Your blood pressure has risen

Spending most of the time sitting increases the risk of heart disease. This is in part because you’re more likely to have high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease, including coronary heart disease and heart attack.

You have developed prediabetes

When physical activity is a regular part of your life, it is easier for your body to control blood glucose levels. Stable blood sugar levels keep you out of danger of developing type 2 diabetes.

Your back hurts

When your core muscles weaken from lack of use, they can’t support your back as well as they should. This can cause your back muscles to become sore doing everyday movements, such as standing up or stretching. Pilates, yoga, and other stretching exercises are good for strengthening your back.

you always have cravings

You may think that exercising increases hunger, but the reality is quite the opposite. Aerobic exercise, such as bicycling, swimming, walking, and running, can actually reduce your appetite because it changes the levels of certain “hunger hormones” in your body.

you get sick often

Research shows that the more moderately active you are, the less likely you are to catch a cold or other viruses. When you make exercise a habit, your immune system is strengthened.

Your skin has lost its glow

If your skin looks duller than normal, a lack of movement may be to blame. Some research shows that moderate exercise improves circulation and the immune system, which helps skin look youthful.

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