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Most of us stay in towns and cities and lead a sedentary lifestyle.In consequence,much of our time is spent sitting,lying, reading, watching TV, playing video games or using mobile phone/computer.

Though our day to day activity does keep us busy,action involves very less physical work,a prime need to keep our body biologically fit.This creates a number of diseases.Some are as follows:

1. Diabetes
2. Anxiety
3. Cardiovascular disease
4. Depression
6. High Blood Pressure
7. Obesity
8. Back pain

In other words, lack of exercise or physical activity causes muscle atrophy, i.e. shrinking and weakening of the muscles.

Very often when we need to buy any item from a nearby store or when we need to meet someone who is nearby, we tend to go there by some form of motorized transport instead of walking or cycling.

Doctors advocate exercise in the gym, long morning walk , cycling, swimming and so on.These ought to be a mandatory part of our daily life.

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Another important ill effects of our sedentary lifestyle is the fondness for various junk foods or foods of low nutritional value.

We,humans,need a wide range of nutrients to lead a healthy and active life.And consumption of organic and balanced diet combined with regular physical activity is a cornerstone of good health.

As per the dietary guidelines prepared by the Indian Council of Medical Research, the diet should include cereals, millets and pulses like peas, beans and lentils.Also, milk for protein and seasonal 
fruits and vegetables for vitamins and minerals must be consumed to prevent above diseases and lead life king size.

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