The dangers of inactivity

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Many citizens, especially young and middle-aged people, said that exercise and fitness are indeed neglected in their daily lives, and some health warnings in certain aspects of the body are ignored. The reporter recently visited the orthopaedic and traumatologist, geriatrician and psychological counselor of the First Affiliated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the city, asking them to analyze the possible impact of long-term lack of exercise on the body from different perspectives, as well as the reasons for being too lazy to move.

Retaliation sports are easy to cause injury

When the reporter recently interviewed in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the First Affiliated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he saw many young and middle-aged people who were sick in the waiting room. Ms. Cheng, who is waiting for a doctor, told reporters that she is 33 years old this year. Recently, she often feels sciatica, can’t sit for a long time, and her waist also has dull pain from time to time, so she had to come to the hospital for treatment. Zhang Juntao, chief physician of the Department of Orthopedics, told reporters: “In recent years, we have seen more and more young and middle-aged patients like Ms. Cheng. Their lesions are mainly concentrated in the cervical spine, lumbar spine, shoulder circumference, tendon sheath and other parts. The reason is related to sitting for a long time in the office and using electronic products such as computers and mobile phones for a long time.”

Zhang Juntao said that not loving sports is a normal life for most young and middle-aged people, and it is also the cause of their cervical vertebrae. , lumbar spine and other problems. When contacting young and middle-aged patients, doctors found that many of them lacked the awareness and habits of exercise and fitness, and believed that there was no space and equipment for exercise in the office or at home, and it was inconvenient to exercise. In fact, these are all misunderstandings. The movement of the neck, shoulders, waist and elbow does not require much space or complicated equipment. As long as you insist on doing some targeted exercises every day, you can exert its rehabilitation effect. In addition, some young and middle-aged people always say that they should wait until they have time or retire before exercising and fitness. However, they do not know that they have not laid a good foundation for their health through exercise during the young and middle-aged stage, and they are more prone to problems when they enter old age. Some people suffer from chronic diseases before they even get old, and even more exercise after the onset can only achieve relief. And in old age, many organs, tissues and functions of the human body have begun to degenerate, exercise is restricted, and the effect of fitness is limited.

Zhang Juntao also mentioned that there is a category of young and middle-aged people who don’t like sports at ordinary times, but are occasionally influenced or stimulated by the outside world, and suddenly engage in revenge sports on a whim. They do not usually form exercise habits, but they “play for their lives” when they move, which can easily cause sports injuries. Recently, some sports videos on the Internet have become very popular, arousing the pursuit of some young and middle-aged groups. However, many of them lack exercise for a long time, the muscle strength of the lower limbs is insufficient, the joint stability is deteriorated, and the warm-up exercise is not done well, and the exercise intensity suddenly increases, which is easy to cause muscle strain, and even serious damage to ligaments, ligaments, etc. Sprained joints.

Geriatric disease targets middle-aged and young people

What are the dangers of long-term inactivity? Liu Xuezheng, director of the Department of Geriatrics of the First Affiliated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said that long-term inactivity is first of all easy to cause obesity, and obesity is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes. At the same time, the cardiopulmonary function will gradually deteriorate, and over time, light labor in daily life will also cause shortness of breath and palpitations. The long-term lack of exercise in the human body will cause the function of tissues and organs to decline, which can cause basic muscle atrophy and low respiratory and circulatory functions, reduce the muscle strength of the neck, abdomen, lower back and thigh, causing shoulder pain, low back pain, knee pain, etc. symptom.

Liu Xuezheng told reporters that high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases that were regarded as diseases of the elderly in the past are now getting younger and younger. “These young and middle-aged people with geriatric diseases often have common characteristics – they are more ‘housed’ in their daily lives, they don’t like sports, they like sweets and takeaways, and they always feel that they are in good health when they are young.”

Zhang Juntao said, Today’s young and middle-aged people, especially “white-collar workers”, not only rarely exercise, but also spend much less time basking in the sun. They drive when they go out, sit in the office at get off work, and rarely go out after work. Coupled with unreasonable living habits and dietary structure, some women choose to go on a diet in order to maintain their figure, and some of them even begin to develop osteoporosis.

Overcome mental inertia and get moving

National second-level psychological counselor Chen Yue said that young and middle-aged people often find reasons for not exercising, and often sit on the sofa after work. It’s all about mental inertia. When working, people can use their lunch break to do some soothing aerobics in the office and lounge; when at home, they can do some simple exercises on the sofa and bed while watching TV.

Chen Yue said: “Lack of time and venues are all excuses for the mental inertia of not wanting to exercise. From a psychological point of view, exercise has many benefits, such as treatment recommendations for patients with depression. Exercise will also be included. Studies have shown that exercise can trigger the release of endorphins in the body, making people feel positive and happy. Exercise can regulate important neurotransmitters, including the well-known dopamine, which helps people feel better As long as the young and middle-aged people are active, it is good for their health.”