Exercise Takes a Backseat to TV Binges

Have you ever spent an entire weekend watching TV and catching up on box sets? If this is you then some experts are concerned that watching TV is an unhealthy habit for your body.

Adults are spending eight times longer watching on-demand TV than exercising, a survey found. If that is something you enjoy doing spending time sitting around watching TV then why not exercise in-between adverts and that way it can help you lose weight and regular activity can improve your quality of life. Advertising and marketing on TV tends to increase intake of a range of unhealthy food products which can then lead to the increase risk of diabetes.

Steven Ward, of UK Active, said: “Advances in technology and entertainment have captured our imaginations but as we slip into box-set binges, so many people are losing the balance and enjoyment that physical activity brings to our lives.”

One in seven admit they do no exercise and a similar number do less than 30 minutes. Poor diet and a lack of exercise means two-thirds of British adults are now overweight or obese.

Just over a quarter – 27% – do more than two and a half hours of moderate physical activity per week, as recommended by the Government’s chief medical officer.

Regular physical activity is very important it can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily chores.

At Medical Specialists we provide weight loss medication for anyone that is wanting help to lose weight that has a BMI over 28.

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