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What happens with lack of physical activity?

If you do less exercise or activity you will become lethargic. Your muscles will become weak and lose bulk including the muscles you need for breathing and the large muscles in your legs and arms. You will become more breathless as you do less activity. If you continue to be inactive you will feel worse, need more help and eventually, even simple daily tasks will be difficult. Your quality of life will decrease dramatically.

Depending on your lifestyle, lack of exercise will have different effects, the overwhelming majority of which are not good. Once you stop exercising, you will start noticing that you become more susceptible to pains, cramps, and aches. This happens because your muscles start getting stiff due to a lack of mobility. If you don’t exercise regularly, you may find that when you climb a flight of stairs or carry a heavy bag of groceries for more than a few feet, you start running out of breath. Regular exercise results in improved cardiovascular health and pulmonary health, leading to improved functional exercise capacity and reduced breathlessness in both healthy people and those with chronic lung conditions. 

Your metabolism may be great right now, but metabolism naturally slows for everyone as we age. Lack of exercise will drastically weaken the metabolism which will eventually affect the immune system and increase susceptibility to colds and flu, along with delayed healing of injuries. If you have a busy lifestyle and it is difficult for you to exercise every day, try going for a walk and make sure it becomes part of your routine. 

If you notice your muscles getting stiff and if an injury occurs, you should immediately consult a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy is a type of medical treatment that combines several factors like prevention of injury, rehabilitation, fitness, and eventually healing. It focuses more on the movement of the injured part of the body and the science revolving around it so that it can address the problem that has caused the injury. Once the problem is identified, physiotherapy helps patients maximize and restore their strength. 

Physiotherapists are trained to treat cramps, sprains, and muscle injuries and will ensure the complete overall well-being of the patient. They help restore normal movement of the affected area, at the same time ensuring that there is no recurrence. Care2Cure is one of the best providers of physiotherapy services, massage therapy, acupuncture services, taping, strapping, vestibular rehabilitation, among many other services in the Ottawa region. They have been in the business for over 15 years and have hundreds of satisfied customers. They use state-of-the-art equipment and imaging machines with the most advanced therapeutic methods. Their highly trained staff will assess your condition and help you by providing the course of treatment that’s right for you.

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cardiovascular health,physiotherapy,pulmonary health
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