Men’s Health

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about men’s health.

How does Being Inactive Lead to Health Problems for Men?

If you’re like most Americans who spend much of their time sitting at a desk or sitting on a couch, you may have an inactive—sedentary—lifestyle. And that may put you at greater risk for health problems like:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Colon cancer
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight gain and obesity

Adding even a small amount of physical activity—like taking a walk for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week—can help greatly reduce the risk for developing these health problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Ask your doctor about your health risks due to being inactive and how you can get more active to improve your health.

Learn more:

Source: Nafisa Islam, MD, Brookville Family Care; Gene Lease, MD, Vandalia Medical Center; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center

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