Sitting is the New Smoking

Posted in Pocket Insurance Blogs By Finserv MARKETS-Jan 2,2020
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We all know the harmful effects of smoking and the life-threatening health complications associated with it. Every year, millions of people across the globe lose their lives to smoking. Thus, there are various initiatives taken by the government to reduce tobacco-consumption and to increase awareness regarding the ill-effects of smoking. However, a lesser-known fact is that a sedentary lifestyle can also cause similar health concerns as that of smoking. Nowadays, due to long working hours and increasing work pressure, employees are required to spend hours at a stretch in front of their computer screen. Moreover, the advancement of technology has further enhanced comfort in human life. Right from shopping, banking, to ordering food, everything can be done online in a hassle-free way. This has given rise to complications like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, anxiety, and cardiovascular diseases. Hence, it is important that you introduce physical activity in your daily life to keep all chronic health problems at bay. By making small changes to your daily routine, you can reduce the effect of a sedentary lifestyle on health.

Let’s have a look at a few things that you can add to your routine to have a more active lifestyle

Schedule your breaks

Hours of uninterrupted sitting at one place can be harmful and can lead to increased blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol levels. Therefore, it is essential that you schedule a 5-minute walking break every 30 minutes. This can help you counter your sedentary lifestyle in an effective way.

Reinvent your workplace

If you spend most of your time at your desk, you may consider improvising it with a high table or counter. You can also use a height-adjustable standing desk or a treadmill desk at work to reduce your sitting time and get your blood pumping during the day.

Walk around

Since office hours may require you to be seated for long durations, make sure that you indulge in some sort of physical activity before or after office. Activities like jogging, running or swimming will help you lead a more active life and reduce the risk of a lifestyle disease to a great extent.

Now that you are aware of some tips that can help you be more active, ensure to make the most of it in your daily life. Apart from leading an active life, you must also keep a check on your diet. A well-balanced diet will provide your body with all the essential nutrients. Also, it is advisable to avoid alcohol and tobacco and help you lead a healthy life.

As much as we would like to be hale and hearty throughout our lifespan, it is always a smart decision to keep ourselves prepared for the uncertainties of life. In recent years, there has been a drastic rise in healthcare expenses. Be it a chronic illness or an unfortunate accident, the medical expenses can take a toll on the financial stability of the entire household.

Keeping all these factors in mind, health insurance plans have become the need of the hour. By availing the health insurance benefits, you can safeguard yourself and your family from the financial burden that comes with health conditions. This will allow you to shift your focus completely on your recovery. Moreover, you can also claim a deduction under section 80D of the Income Tax Act for medical insurance premium installments.

Before availing a health insurance policy, it is advisable to compare various plans offered by different insurance providers. This will help you avail an insurance policy that best suits your needs. You can avail a Bajaj Health Insurance plan through our Insurance section by filling an online application form. Easy claim process, extensive coverage, and a wide range of network hospitals are some of the major features and benefits offered by our platform.

So why wait? Avail health insurance and secure yourself and your family from the unexpected financial burden, today.

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