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What health risks?

Prolonged sedentary behaviors, which have become an increasingly common lifestyle, can cause a decrease in blood circulation, weight gain and alterations in metabolism. Therefore, prolonged physical inactivity is associated with an increased risk of overall mortality.

According to ANSES opinion, insufficient levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior
Elevated levels are associated with significant health risks for the French adult population.

There is a strong association between physical inactivity and several health problems, including all-cause mortality.

The conclusions of this opinion highlight the importance of reducing the time spent sitting, promoting physical activity and call for the implementation of preventive measures to reduce these risks and improve general health.

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A sedentary lifestyle not only poses risks to the cardiovascular and metabolic system,
It also affects the musculoskeletal system, increasing the risk of disorders

In fact, sitting or inactive for a long time can cause muscle tension, joint stiffness, and lower back or neck pain. A prolonged lack of physical activity can contribute to the progressive deterioration of muscles and joints.

Sedentary lifestyle and musculoskeletal disorders.
Most back problems are caused by a sedentary lifestyle and lack of activity, as this weakens the muscles in general, including those responsible for supporting the back.

Often, back pain comes from muscles, ligaments and joints in the back that are no longer used enough and tire quickly.

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In contrast, in terms of pathologies of the musculoskeletal system, there is clear evidence of improvement in pain and overall function in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
Hip osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, in particular thanks to aerobic exercises and strengthening exercises.
muscle of the lower limbs.

It is also clearly demonstrated that regular exercises, particularly exercises to strengthen the lumbar-abdominal muscles and proprioception in patients with low back pain, lead to an improvement in pain and a reduction in time off work.

As the 2024 Summer Olympics approach, France is well placed in terms of physical inactivity!
According to the WHO, globally, 1.4 billion people around the world do not move enough.
As for France, it is ranked 119th among a ranking of 146 countries (the first country is the one with the most active adolescents).

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Our country, the next host of the Olympic Games, stands out for its poor performance.

Although the WHO recommends one hour of exercise a day for children and adolescents and at least
minimum two and a half hours per week for adults, the French do not reach these

A third of adults combine a lack of physical activity and excessively prolonged sedentary behavior (24% in men and 40% in women).

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