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What happens if you don't go outside in spring: Doctor's explanation

What happens if you don't go outside in spring: Doctor's explanation Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Spring is a wonderful time to start getting out for walks more often and enjoying the fresh air. Failure to do so could lead to serious health issues, according to the medical community Sviy.doc.

What will happen to the body

Family doctor Violett Liyka explained that if you don't walk often or get out regularly, it can harm your health.

Specifically, it will impact the brain and heart as follows:

  • Constant bad mood
  • Cognitive aging
  • Learning difficulties
  • Blood circulation disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke risk

Furthermore, problems with the digestive system and immunity may arise, including:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Dysbiosis
  • Decreased immune response
  • Frequent colds and illnesses

The doctor says that lack of walks and fresh air can have a negative impact on hormones:

  • Increased insulin
  • Increased cortisol
  • Low levels of serotonin and dopamine

Insufficient walking will also negatively affect muscles, causing development of frequent fractures, chronic joint pain, and low muscle mass.

Additionally, if you don't walk in the spring, chronic fatigue will set in, and productivity will decrease.

Impact of physical activity on the body

Regular physical activity significantly reduces the level of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the human body. Cortisol is released during stressful situations and negatively affects our health, including the brain.

During physical activity, our body produces chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin, also known as "happiness hormones." They play a key role in improving mood, reducing pain and stress, and maintaining overall mental well-being.

It has been proven that systematic physical activity improves blood flow to the brain and enhances its structure. Lack of physical activity is closely associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, which in turn are risk factors for dementia development.

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