One of the most common concern of the world today is obesity especially childhood obesity. Technology is making people lazy, children wasting their leisure time in front of TV or computer with some kind of game or internet.
The fat nation of the world use to be America, and the country with most interest for physical activity used to be Australia. According to a recent research Australia is on the verge of becoming a fat nation just like America … surprising!!! How are we in Maldives?
Factors related with declining health & obesity ….
* Drinking less water, increasing consumptions of caffeine drinks and drinks with high sugars & unwanted calories [carbonated drinks]
* Consuming a large number of processed foods due to busy lifestyle and civilization.
* Lack of exercise
Walking is the most beneficial form of exercise and the most primary movement of a human being, human body is developed to use functional movements like walking, which is essential to maintain health.
This increases metabolic (metabolism simply means burning of calories) and enzyme activity in the body which means the human body keeps burning more calories for 12 hours or more by a short walk of 1.5 miles.
Walking is known as one of the best forms to improve blood circulation, and producing synovial fluid [the lubricating fluid made in joints]. Improving circulation thorough daily walking can improve immune function and general health. When walking the breathing muscle in the body contracts rhythmically with the abdominal muscle to aid respiration & stabilizes the body. The increase contraction of diaphragm while walking massages the internal organs which keeps the organs mobile and healthy.
Fisherman used to be the toughest people in this country, whose lifestyle were full of energetic work. Damn it … it’s changing. Introduction of luxury fishing boats and easy method of work has made them less active.
“ Masverin ves bandu laifi ” … a warning for all …