Recent study brings a bad news for people who don’t exercise as it suggests that the lack of physical activity can actually threaten your life and the results are worst than smoking.

Research conducted at Cleveland Clinic finds out the affects of no exercising in life and the results came out pretty shocking. It was found that lack of exercise leads to life threatening diseases that include cardiac problems, diabetes, hypertension and whatnot.

“Being unfit on a treadmill or in an exercise stress test has a worse prognosis, as far as death, than being hypertensive, being diabetic or being a current smoker,” says Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist and the senior author of the study. “We’ve never seen something as pronounced as this and as objective as this.”

Jaber told CNN that researchers must now convey the risks to the general population that “being unfit should be considered as strong of a risk factor as hypertension, diabetes and smoking — if not stronger than all of them.”

Jaber insists that doctors must prescribe exercise as a part of the treatment to the disease that are caused by the lack of physical activity.

The study known as the “Association of Cardiorespiratory Fitness With Long-term Mortality Among Adults Undergoing Exercise Treadmill Testing” which was published on Friday in the Journal of JAMA Network Open, worked to reveal and explain the association between¬†cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term mortality.

Study was undertaken with the help of many aspects such as the population of patients these days, mortality surveillance, survival analysis etc. After a thorough analysis, it was found that most cardiac patients developed heart issues due to the lack of exercise.

We already knew that fitness plays a great role in keeping a person healthy but we never knew that fitness is important to keep us away from growing cardiac problems and other disease. Heart issues aren’t the only threat coming from “no exercising”, depression, hypertension, diabetes, muscles and nerve pain could also be developed in a body that doesn’t spend some time of the day exercising.

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