Obesity, Fifth Cause of Death in World - Obesity or overweight causes 10.3 percent of deaths over the world. According to WHO, the figures were ranked as the fifth leading cause of death in the world. Globally, 1.6 billion adults are overweight and 400 million are obese.
While physical inactivity ranks the world's fourth-leading cause of death. In fact, 31 percent of the world community of all ages and 60 percent to 85 percent of adults in the world are not physically active.
In Indonesia, now 19.1 percent of people aged over 15 years of suffering from obesity. While 19.8 percent have a distended stomach or central obesity, and 48.2 percent people aged over 10 years of lack of activity.
During this time, many people are aware of the dangers of overweight and obesity. However, few are aware of how dangerous physical inactivity. From the WHO data, physical inactivity is closely related to 3.2 million deaths per year, 70,000 premature deaths for people under the age of 60 years worldwide, and 90 percent of disability before age 60 years in developing countries.
Behavioral inactivity among others sit back and lie outside of time sleeping, watching television, playing video games, and working at the computer. All of these activities can cause disease because it is too long sitting.
According to the American Cancer Society, 94 percent female and 48 percent of men who are inactive and sit for more than six hours a day have a greater risk of degenerative diseases that cause death than those who are inactive or sit less than three hours per day.
From various research, proved to be active or sitting for long periods will shut down muscular activity, circulation slows down, and turn off various enzyme breaker triglycerides.