5 reasons to be diligent in exercising, one of which is to avoid mental disorders

JAKARTA, iNews.id – Maintaining health during the Covid-19 pandemic is important to do. Well, one way to maintain health is by increasing it physical activity or exercising.

Unfortunately, most Indonesians are still not aware of the importance of physical activity. According to a research on physical activity behavior conducted by Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) in 2013, the proportion of physical activity was classified as less active at the age of> 10 years or 26.1 percent.

Lack of physical activity was dominated by 26.3 percent of men, while the other 25.8 percent were women. The study also states that there are 22 provinces with populations classified as less active in Indonesia, with DKI Jakarta occupying the highest position, namely 44.2 percent.

The sad thing is that the Riskedas research in 2018 shows the proportion of physical activity that is classified as increasing compared to before. The proportion of physical activity classified as less active at the age of> 10 years shows a figure of 33.5 percent. DKI Jakarta Province occupies the top position with 47.8 percent.

Director of Occupational Health and Sports Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, dr. Riskiyana Sukhandi Putra M.Kes said the lack of physical activity has an impact on health.

“Physical activity is a risk factor for Non-Communicable Diseases (PTM) such as diabetes, mellitus, hypertension, cancer and stroke,” explained dr. Riskiyana in Media Briefing Building a Better and Healthier Day with Routine Physical Activities, recently.

On that occasion, he also explained in detail the impact of lack of activity on all organs of the body and the metabolic system. Some of them are:

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1. Lowering body immunity.

2. Life expectancy is short.

3. The risk of suffering from various metabolic diseases such as obesity, type two diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia.

4. Colon cancer, breast and others. Women who sit for seven hours per day have a higher risk of endometrial cancer than those who only sit for three hours per day.

5. Mental disorders such as anxiety or anxiety depression.

Editor: Dyah Ayu Pamela

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