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Zero Exercise Tests
Lack of physical activity or exercise is considered one of the leading causes of chronic illnesses. People who are less active are generally at a higher risk for hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, certain kinds of cancers, obesity among others. Lack of physical activity and sedentary lifestyles have become more common recently, accompanied by a very rapid rise in deaths due to lifestyle illnesses.
If you feel that you are not physically very active and would like to understand the effects of a sedentary lifestyle, then getting a Sedentary Lifestyle Health Test is advisable to assess the damage it might have caused to your body. A Sedentary Lifestyle Health Test includes tests that help in determining the damage to your body that lack of physical activity is causing; these include tests like Lipid Test, Blood Sugar Test, Hemoglobin Test, Vitamin D Test, etc. In the Sedentary Lifestyle Health Test, a sample is taken by the phlebotomist and sent to the lab to perform specific tests.
How an inactive lifestyle can affect your body:
- Burning a lesser number of calories, which can lead to weight gain
- Losing muscle strength and stamina
- Bones becoming weaker
- Metabolism slowing down
- Immunity system becoming weaker inflammation
- Hormonal imbalances
- Poorer blood circulation
Why Sedentary Lifestyle Health Testing is important?
Lifestyle diseases have replaced traditional health risk factors as the leading causes of disease and death in India in the last two decades. Most diseases and deaths are now caused by high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, alcohol use, and poor diet, more than 50% of all deaths in India occur because of lifestyle or non-communicable diseases. In comparison to quitting tobacco, alcohol, or junk food, picking up a physical activity or including exercise in your daily routine may be easier.
Getting a Sedentary Lifestyle Health test can act like the first step in this direction as you can assess the extent of damage your lifestyle may have had on your health. A Sedentary Lifestyle Health Test can also equip you with the information necessary for starting a healthier lifestyle because indulging in exercise needs to be done gradually if you have not done it before, so as not to get injured.
Some common health risks due to zero exercise are:
- Heart diseases, including coronary artery disease and heart attack
- High cholesterol
- Metabolic syndrome
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain cancers, including colon, breast, and uterine cancers
- Osteoporosis and falls
- Increased feelings of depression and anxiety
Illnesses associated with lifestyle are quite severe; however, they can also be prevented by adopting a more proactive approach. Thus, it is important to go for a Sedentary Lifestyle Health Test which can help in assessing your current situation and help you and your doctor draft a plan for the future.
How Sedentary Lifestyle Health Test is performed?
While there is no one specific Sedentary Lifestyle Health Test that looks for the signs of damage due to lack of exercise, there are many tests that a doctor may recommend, to determine where and how extensive the damage is. Generally, a Sedentary Lifestyle Health Test would include a blood test for lipid profiles, blood sugar, total cholesterol, vitamin D test and others as recommended by the doctor. All these tests are blood tests where the phlebotomist will collect samples of blood from you which are sent to the lab to test for the specific parameter.