Lack of Movement: Possible Cause of Death

Putu Radar Bahurekso    •    Kamis, 05 Nov 2015 22:32 WIB
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Lack of Movement: Possible Cause of Death
"Brrrgerak30 Ajak Indonesia Terapkan Hidup Sehat yang Aktif", in Sudirman area, Jakarta, November 4th, 2015. (Photo: MTVN/Putu Radar Bahurekso), Jakarta: The development of time and technology somehow made human beings to be lazy in conducting activities and moving. Without realizing, the habits of relaxed and lacking movement type of life can be dangerous and threatening to the health.

World Health Organization (WHO), in its publication titled Global Health Risk  Mortality and Burden of Disease Attributable to Selected Major Risk, shows that the lack of physical activities are included as the fourth highest cause of death, after hypertension, diabetes and smoking.

"Now people has rarely move, as they sit and lay more. They even work while sitting. In average, one may sit up to 15 hours per day, as too much sitting will have an effect on the body posture, heart disease, as well as increasing the risk of death," said Andi Kurniawan, a sport specialist doctor, when met at the "Brrrgerak30 Ajak Indonesia Terapkan Hidup Sehat yang Aktif", in Sudirman area, Jakarta, Wednesday (11/4/2015).

In Indonesia alone, the Basic Livelihood Research Data (Riskesdas) in 2013 shows that generally, Indonesian citizens still have less active lifestyle. Moreover, almost half of them, or 44.2 percent, is over 10 years.

One of the suggested idea to improve the passive life pattern is to at least move or having a physical activities with a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Physical activity may increase the fitness of one's body.

"Good physical activity recommended is for the medium intensity of a minimum of 150 minutes per week, as for high intensity is 75 minutes per week. For better health benefits, medium intensity may reach up to 300 minutes per week. Medium intensity is like fast walk, while high intensity is jogging or running," he added.

Conducting several physical activities in between daily activities will assist in maintaining body health, and lowers the risks of diseases, even death, which emerge upon ourselves.