stay still and die…

July 17th 2017


Let’s start with a quote from Hippocrates (Greek Physician)

“ All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in a way that takes into consideration lifestyle, will be healthy, well developed and age slowly; but if they are left unused, they will become liable for disease and will get old, very quickly”

This quote is from 5 BC and is still the same thought process from many a good training coach in this modern era of working out.

The scientists have proved this theory to be right over and again and we are still relating up to 35 chronic diseases to an unhealthy lifestyle and the way to combat this is through

The studies also state that up to 92% of the adult western population do not meet the minimum regular requirements for physical activity…why..?
​It cannot be stressed enough that our reliance on technology, like escalators, cars, remote controls and deliveries from the takeaway, lead us into doing less and getting fatter as a race.

But many of the inactive people, don’t understand the simplest of formats to get fit and will reach for a quick fix or a pill. Even when the answer to their problems is staring them straight in the face….GET MOVING..!

For those of you who think differently, here is a list of proven illnesses (not BRO science) that come about from a lack of activity.

  1. Proneness to visceral obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  2. Weaker immune system
  3. Less executive control of the central nervous system; memory decline
  4. Sarcopenia and loss of strength
  5. Reduced skin-wound healing
  6. Lower oxidative capacity
  7. Higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression and anxiety
  8. Artery stiffness
  9. Higher risk of breast, endometrial and colon cancer
  10. Elevated risk of osteoporosis
  11. Loss of coordination and balance (higher risk of fracture/falls)
  12. Decreased function of joints, ligaments and tendons
  13. Elevated risk of stroke, coronary heart disease and peripheral artery disease
  14. Hypertension, elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol, low HDL (good) cholesterol
  15. Increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

As I always say, the ball is in your court, if you want to see your kids grow up and keep up with them in the park or on the beach, you need ​to stop being inactive and get to the gym.


Sean Cole
Training Director
SC Vital Fitness
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