During the past decade, physical exercise and human movement have decreased drastically among the population of South Africa and the rest of the world.
Sedentary lifestyles have developed due to certain factors, including better technology (remote, car, automatic machinery, lifts/elevators, easier communication systems etc), processed foods and many more.
These things are all comfortable and are seen as a state of ethics for a sophisticated lifestyle. Unfortunately it has some health consequences. Some of these consequences are fatal. A shortage of any exercise lead to heart conditions, pulmonary & vascular obstructions and problems, arthritis, rheumatoid disorders, neural disorder and many more. When people have a shortage in physical activity, any other movement tends to be painful and unpleasant.
Increased evidence shows us that the main cause of stiffness and old age is not necessarily the fact that you have been around for many years, but rather because of a decrease in physical functioning. This means that a sedentary lifestyle would be the main cause of old age. Sedentary lifestyles lead to muscle atrophy. Muscle atrophy is a term used for degeneration of muscle. Atrophied muscles seize to function, they become tough, ischemic, and painful. It is not easy to cause atrophied muscle to regain its full function, BUT IT CAN BE DONE.