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Dr. Upender Mehta

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Upender Mehta is an experienced Gynaecologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Virndaman Nursing Home in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Upender Mehta on Lybrate.com.

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I get a sivour pain in my vagina while my husband enters. Even when he insert his fingers I can't bear the pain and I cannot have sex with him. What is the solution for this, because we are unable to have sex?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Greater Noida
Dear your wife requires physical examination. She may be suffering from some abnormality or some other long term internal illness/ infections.
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3 Low-Maintenance, Indoor Plants To Boost Your Health

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
3 Low-Maintenance, Indoor Plants To Boost Your Health
3 low-maintenance, indoor plants to boost your health

Did you know a few indoor plants have the ability to cleanse the air and make it fresher, besides having great medicinal properties. These plants can be eaten, taken as juice, or used for culinary purposes. You can grow these low-maintenance plants at home, in your garden or near your windowsill.

1. Fenugreek or methi:
How to use: fenugreek leaves as well as seeds are edible and it encourages weight gain, deters cancer of the liver and lowers blood cholesterol levels. Fenugreek also drains off the sweat ducts, and is useful for body building, for the late onset of diabetes, painful menstruation, and labour pains. It restores a dull sense of taste as well.
How to grow: fenugreek seeds are widely available across grocery stores. To grow the plant at home you can soak the seeds in water and scatter them densely in a bed of rich soil. Sprouts will appear in about five days, and the first harvest takes up to three weeks. After a month you will have better and sweet tasting clover-like leaves.

2. Aloe vera:
How to use: the big aloe leaves contain sap and can be used for healing burns, wounds, cuts and skin allergies. Intake of aloe vera juice helps in correcting digestive problems and appetite, chronic constipation and ulcers. The juice of the plant can be used as a skin and hair potion as well.
How to grow: aloe vera plant is one of the easiest to maintain as it just needs moist soil, regular watering and sun exposure. It requires only 1-2 inches deep water levels in order to grow and even lesser amount of water during winter.

3. Tulsi:
How to use: tulsi is an amazing remedy for the severe respiratory syndromes. You can compress the leaves to juice form to cure cold, malaria, fever, bronchitis and cough. Tulsi or basil leaf can also be sipped as herbal tea too. The plant is a purifier and its decoction along with honey and ginger helps in relieving bronchitis, flu, common cold and seasonal cough.
How to grow: tulsi plant requires ample sunlight and water every day. This plant is a must-have for each household as it is both easy to maintain and effective for healing indigestion, headache, hysteria, insomnia and cholera.

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I am having cramps, dizziness, nausea, frequent urination, over sleeping, weightless almost 85% pregnancy symptoms ,I didn't use pregnancy kit, is there chances of pregnancy?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am having cramps, dizziness, nausea, frequent urination, over sleeping, weightless almost 85% pregnancy symptoms ,I...
Please do a simple urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. Sorry I am poor at guessing just like you.
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Hi doctor My center of the bikini line is paining constantly. What is the reason for bikini line is paining. My LMP was 25th April. To day I get some amount of bleeding. I think it is period. So due to My periods I get center of bikini line is pain? Generally I am got pain at lower abdomen. To day I am get first time pain at bikini line. What is the reason for bikini line pain. Please tell me.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Indore
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My center of the bikini line is paining constantly. What is the reason for bikini line is paining.
My LMP w...
More or less due to engorge ment of breast (Retaintion of water because of progesterone Harmon) and more intake of sweatner in last 10-14 days of cycles .lt causes plain to breasts Sometime due to acidity or some gase trouble and due to infections it may cause pain in center.
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I am suffering from periods problem. I had a sex with my bf on 9 july after my period came 21 july to 28 july then august and sep. They didn't come and I had check pregnancy test in 2 times its negative. please tel me I am pregnant or not.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am suffering from periods problem. I had a sex with my bf on 9 july after my period came 21 july to 28 july then au...
Hello, If pregnancy test is negative still then you are not pregnant and likely to be suffering from PCOS. Get evaluated and opt for a withdrawal bleed with progesterones.
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What's the safe period for sex? I mean which days are safe for having sex as per menstrual cycle, whiteout precautions?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
What's the safe period for sex? I mean which days are safe for having sex as per menstrual cycle, whiteout precautions?
Day 7-17 of menstrual cycle are risky for pregnancy. Before and after that are relatively safe period. But not fullproof, cause chance ovulation still can occur.
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Oral Health Tip

Post-Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Dentist, Cuttack
Oral Health Tip
Brush twice a day, keep tooth problems away: brushing twice a day removes the tiny left out food particles from the mouth and keeps it fresher and cleaner.
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Good Evening. Please do not discard my request. Please read my problem completely. 3 years back my mother suffered TIA attack something like paralytic stroke after treatment she recovered and takes Telma 20, Deplatt 75, Calaptin 40 mg and Avas 5mg. Everything was going on well even though she had little weakness and did not get her complete strength. But however after 3 years suddenly last week she complained of pain in Right hand a pulling like tight feeling then suddenly she felt her Right hand is very weak and is not like her left hand and felt tingling sensation in fingers of Right hand and lost grip in her Right hand. We were very much worried as to what is this after 3 years again. So we took her to Apollo hospital where Dr. asked for few tests like Lipid profile, ECG, 2D ECHO and Carotid doppler some ultrasound tests. All her tests showed normal. So Doctor said nothing to worry reports are normal but it was again a symptom of TIA Paralytic stroke attack. Doctor changed Deplatt 75 to Deplatt 75 A. Which has (aspirin). Our Doctor said nothing to worry its just come and gone. But this put my family and especially my mother in a lot of fear as to why this stroke effect had come back after 3 years when BP and other reports are normal. I need your help to please tell me is anything serious going to happen to my mother? Is it any indication to serious health problem? She again lost her strength and her confidence of recovery and is having sleepless nights from 1 week. Please assist me. Will my mother be completely cured or will these attack keep coming and going. Please advice if any risk involved. Thanking you Shalini.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Good Evening. Please do not discard my request. Please read my problem completely. 3 years back my mother suffered TI...
As the meaning of tia goes. The patient recovers completely within next 24 hours. If not. Then we call it a stroke. A tia is said to be a warning for a stroke. Good that she is under proper medications which are given to prevent a major attack. You may ask the physician to take care of her anxiety and give her some reassurances.
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Hey doctor m suffering from pcod and want to conceive. M taking amway supplements I.e omega, protein powder, daily tablets please do suggest.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hey doctor m suffering from pcod and want to conceive. M taking amway supplements I.e omega, protein powder, daily ta...
As you have pco you may need further medicines to help you conceive. But the nature of medicines will depend on further investigation reports.
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My last mc date is 24/2/15 Ichake pregnacy test test is positiv .So i want to remve pregnacy.By tablet .Next two day s I eat nk cap tablet.Who to identfy pregnacy is removed or not.If not removed .Plase give madical tablet name

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My last mc date is 24/2/15 Ichake pregnacy test test is positiv .So i want to remve pregnacy.By tablet .Next two day ...
Such tablets cannit be taken without proper check up by doctor, if needed some tests and then the drug is prescribed to see that the drug would be safe and effective for you.
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I have gained lot of weight since last 2 years after taking ovral-g for irregular periods prescribed by some doctor bt my periods are still irregular and even m tryng hard to lose weight bt nt working. please suggest me any medicine to lose weight with minimal side effects.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Jalgaon
I have gained lot of weight since last 2 years after taking ovral-g for irregular periods prescribed by some doctor b...
Stop tabs. Take tabs intermittently when required if want to habe pregnancy start treatment. Eat less, do exercise.
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What are all the diet required during pregnancy? How to prevent morning sickness naturally? How to calculate Edd?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Jalgaon
What are all the diet required during pregnancy? How to prevent morning sickness naturally? How to calculate Edd?
Diet is high protein (milk in 2 nd to 5mth), pulses, eggs, fish, non veg) in 5th to 9 mth. Leafy vegetables, fruits frequent eating small quantities frequent sugar drinks to avid nausea start eating since aerly moning, dry buiscuits or tit bits edd is 9 mt and 7 days from last menstrual 1 st day.
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Hello doctor I want to be pregnant My cycle is irregular always I think it is 32-34 days long cycle! My last period was 25th march and today is 5th April I haven't got my period yet. We tried to conceived on my last period. I usually get my period under (after) 10 days from the exact date of my period. But I am not yet got my period it's 12 days late today. I took a pregnancy test on Sunday morning 2nd April but the result was negative. Should I have to recheck again after some days? And how long it take to confirm pregnancy in irregular period?

BHMS, VLIR Belgium, Canadian Academy Of Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Hello doctor I want to be pregnant My cycle is irregular always I think it is 32-34 days long cycle! My last period w...
The best chance to get pregnant is 14 days before the next menses. Ovulation happens about 14 days before the next period. So if your average menstrual cycle is 28 days, you ovulate around day 14. The three days leading up to and including ovulation are the most fertile. If you have 28 days between periods ovulation happens on day 14, and the most fertile days are days 12, 13, and 14. If you have longer cycles, say 35 days between periods, ovulation happens on day 21 and the most fertile days are days 19, 20, and 21. If you have shorter cycles, say 21 days between periods, ovulation happens on day 7 and the most fertile days are days 5, 6, and 7.
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After my delivery i'm getting period regularly but flow is more only on 4th 5th day overly with stomach pain, I want to know why it happens.

MICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
After my delivery i'm getting period regularly but flow is more only on 4th 5th day overly with stomach pain, I want ...
If you are within 2 to 3 months of delivery, uterus regresses in size every week to come back to its normal. This causes pain.
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Today I have did pregnancy test to my gf in that we got positive result, we don't want pregnancy right now, now she is one month pregnant, please help me how to stop pregnancy with tablets and how to use where to get?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Today I have did pregnancy test to my gf in that we got positive result, we don't want pregnancy right now, now she i...
Dear user. ABORTIONS can be performed as early as an intra-uterine pregnancy can be identified by ultrasound, which is usually about 3-4 weeks after your Last Menstrual Period (LMP). In the first trimester, two options are available: Aspiration is done by a physician in the clinic or the Abortion Pill which you take at home. Do not take any decisions before consulting your gynecologist. Take care.
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Tips For Good Health

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat
Tips For Good Health

1- 90 प्रतिशत रोग केवल पेट से होते हैं। पेट में कब्ज नहीं रहना चाहिए। अन्यथा रोगों की कभी कमी नहीं रहेगी।
2- कुल 13 अधारणीय वेग हैं
3-160 रोग केवल मांसाहार से होते है
4- 103 रोग भोजन के बाद जल पीने से होते हैं। भोजन के 1 घंटे बाद ही जल पीना चाहिये।
5- 80 रोग चाय पीने से होते हैं।
6- 48 रोग ऐलुमिनियम के बर्तन या कुकर के खाने से होते हैं।
7- शराब, कोल्डड्रिंक और चाय के सेवन से हृदय रोग होता है।
8- अण्डा खाने से हृदयरोग, पथरी और गुर्दे खराब होते हैं।
9- ठंडेजल (फ्रिज)और आइसक्रीम से बड़ीआंत सिकुड़ जाती है।
10- मैगी, गुटका, शराब, सूअर का माँस, पिज्जा, बर्गर, बीड़ी, सिगरेट, पेप्सी, कोक से बड़ी आंत सड़ती है।
11- भोजन के पश्चात् स्नान करने से पाचनशक्ति मन्द हो जाती है और शरीर कमजोर हो जाता है।
12- बाल रंगने वाले द्रव्यों(हेयरकलर) से आँखों को हानि (अंधापन भी) होती है।
13- दूध(चाय) के साथ नमक(नमकीन
पदार्थ) खाने से चर्म रोग हो जाता है।
14- शैम्पू, कंडीशनर और विभिन्न प्रकार के तेलों से बाल पकने, झड़ने और दोमुहें होने लगते हैं।
15- गर्म जल से स्नान से शरीर की प्रतिरोधक शक्ति कम हो जाती है और
शरीर कमजोर हो जाता है। गर्म जल सिर पर डालने से आँखें कमजोर हो जाती हैं।
16- टाई बांधने से आँखों और मस्तिश्क हो हानि पहुँचती है।
17- खड़े होकर जल पीने से घुटनों(जोड़ों) में पीड़ा होती है।
18- खड़े होकर मूत्रत्याग करने से रीढ़
की हड्डी को हानि होती है।
19- भोजन पकाने के बाद उसमें नमक डालने से रक्तचाप (ब्लडप्रेशर) बढ़ता है।
20- जोर लगाकर छींकने से कानों को क्षति पहुँचती है।
21- मुँह से साँस लेने पर आयु कम होती है।
22- पुस्तक पर अधिक झुकने से फेफड़े खराब हो जाते हैं और क्षय(टीबी) होने का डर रहता है।
23- चैत्र माह में नीम के पत्ते खाने से रक्त शुद्ध हो जाता है मलेरिया नहीं होता है।
24- तुलसी के सेवन से मलेरिया नहीं होता है।
25- मूली प्रतिदिन खाने से व्यक्ति अनेक रोगों से मुक्त रहता है।
26- अनार आंव, संग्रहणी, पुरानी खांसी व हृदय रोगों के लिए सर्वश्रेश्ठ है।
27- हृदयरोगी के लिए अर्जुनकी छाल, लौकी का रस, तुलसी, पुदीना, मौसमी,
सेंधा नमक, गुड़, चोकरयुक्त आटा, छिलकेयुक्त अनाज औषधियां हैं।
28- भोजन के पश्चात् पान, गुड़ या सौंफ खाने से पाचन अच्छा होता है। अपच नहीं होता है।
29- अपक्व भोजन (जो आग पर न पकाया गया हो) से शरीर स्वस्थ रहता है और आयु दीर्घ होती है।
30- मुलहठी चूसने से कफ बाहर आता है और आवाज मधुर होती है।
31- जल सदैव ताजा(चापाकल, कुएं
आदि का) पीना चाहिये, बोतलबंद (फ्रिज) पानी बासी और अनेक रोगों के कारण होते हैं।
32- नीबू गंदे पानी के रोग (यकृत, टाइफाइड, दस्त, पेट के रोग) तथा हैजा से बचाता है।
33- चोकर खाने से शरीर की प्रतिरोधक शक्ति बढ़ती है। इसलिए सदैव गेहूं मोटा ही पिसवाना चाहिए।
34- फल, मीठा और घी या तेल से बने पदार्थ खाकर तुरन्त जल नहीं पीना चाहिए।
35- भोजन पकने के 48 मिनट के
अन्दर खा लेना चाहिए। उसके पश्चात्
उसकी पोषकता कम होने लगती है। 12 घण्टे के बाद पशुओं के खाने लायक भी नहीं रहता है।। 
36- मिट्टी के बर्तन में भोजन पकाने से पोषकता 100%, कांसे के बर्तन
में 97%, पीतल के बर्तन में 93%, अल्युमिनियम के बर्तन और प्रेशर कुकर में 7-13% ही बचते हैं।
37- गेहूँ का आटा 15 दिनों पुराना और चना, ज्वार, बाजरा, मक्का का आटा 7 दिनों से अधिक पुराना नहीं प्रयोग करना चाहिए।
38- 14 वर्ष से कम उम्र के बच्चों को मैदा (बिस्कुट, ब्रेड, समोसा आदि)
कभी भी नहीं खिलाना चाहिए।
39- खाने के लिए सेंधा नमक सर्वश्रेष्ठ होता है उसके बाद काला नमक का स्थान आता है। सफेद नमक जहर के समान होता है।
40- जल जाने पर आलू का रस, हल्दी, शहद, घृतकुमारी में से कुछ भी लगाने पर जलन ठीक हो जाती है और फफोले नहीं पड़ते।
41- सरसों, तिल,मूंगफली या नारियल का तेल ही खाना चाहिए। देशी घी ही खाना चाहिए है। रिफाइंड तेल और
वनस्पति घी (डालडा) जहर होता है।
42- पैर के अंगूठे के नाखूनों को सरसों तेल से भिगोने से आँखों की खुजली लाली और जलन ठीक हो जाती है।
43- खाने का चूना 70 रोगों को ठीक करता है।
44- चोट, सूजन, दर्द, घाव, फोड़ा होने पर उस पर 5-20 मिनट तक चुम्बक रखने से जल्दी ठीक होता है।
हड्डी टूटने पर चुम्बक का प्रयोग करने से आधे से भी कम समय में ठीक होती है।
45- मीठे में मिश्री, गुड़, शहद, देशी(कच्ची) चीनी का प्रयोग करना चाहिए सफेद चीनी जहर होता है।
46- कुत्ता काटने पर हल्दी लगाना चाहिए।
47-बर्तन मिटटी के ही प्रयोग करने चाहिए।
48- टूथपेस्ट और ब्रश के स्थान पर
दातून और मंजन करना चाहिए दाँत मजबूत रहेंगे।
(आँखों के रोग में दातून नहीं करना)
49- यदि सम्भव हो तो सूर्यास्त के पश्चात् न तो पढ़ें और लिखने का काम तो न ही करें तो अच्छा है।
50- निरोग रहने के लिए अच्छी नींद और अच्छा(ताजा) भोजन अत्यन्त
आवश्यक है।
51- देर रात तक जागने से शरीर की प्रतिरोधक शक्ति कमजोर हो जाती है। भोजन का पाचन भी ठीक से नहीं हो पाता है आँखों के रोग भी होते हैं।
52- प्रातः का भोजन राजकुमार के
समान, दोपहर का राजा और रात्रि का भिखारी के समान।

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My fiancee having an irregular periods. From past a year this problem is continuing yet. What may be the problem? Is this problem due to any food habits or tight dresses or any else? She does not drink milk from her childhood. Does it make any problems now or in future? What are the best foods to have regular periods? How much litres of water needs to drink in this situation? Whether Can she bath in hot water or cold water? Does exercise or yoga have any remedies for it? What kind of exercise is needed?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My fiancee having an irregular periods. From past a year this problem is continuing yet. What may be the problem? Is ...
Menstrual cycle can be disturbed if you have an imbalance of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. It's not unusual to have a hormone imbalance for a few years after puberty and before the menopause. This can cause your menstrual cycle to become longer or shorter. Your periods may also become lighter or heavier. Lifestyle The following lifestyle factors can also upset your balance of hormones and cause irregular bleeding: • extreme weight loss or weight gain • excessive exercise • stress Polycystic ovary syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs when very small cysts (small, fluid-filled sacs) develop in the ovaries. The usual symptoms of PCOS are irregular or light periods or no periods at all. This is because, in women with PCOS, ovulation (the release of an egg) may not take place as often as normal. The production of hormones may also be unbalanced, and you could have higher levels of testosterone than normal. Testosterone is a male hormone that women usually have a small amount of. Thyroid disorders A thyroid disorder is another possible, but rare, cause of irregular periods. The thyroid gland, found in the neck, produces hormones that maintain the body's metabolism (the chemical processes your body uses to turn food into energy). Your Doctor may test for a thyroid problem by taking a blood test to check levels of thyroid hormones in your blood. Anaemia Iron deficiency due to improper diet intake can ometimes lead to irregular periods. So a thorough phyical examination is required regarding the weight History,Menstrual history,Dietary habits and any life tyle change that tookplace in her life.Only then we can reach to a diagnosis and can start a treatment for that particular problem
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Benefits of exercise

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Benefits of exercise
Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for.

It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.

It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some. Its name? Exercise.

Click on the links below to find out if you're doing enough for your age:

early childhood (under five years old)
young people (five to 18 years old)
adults (19 to 64 years old)
older adults (65 and over)

Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence.

This is no snake oil. Whatever your age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.

People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.

Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

“If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented,” says Dr Nick Cavill, a health promotion consultant.
Health benefits

Given the overwhelming evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active. It's essential if you want to live a healthy and fulfilling life into old age.

It's medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have:

up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
a 30% lower risk of early death
up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
up to a 30% lower risk of depression
up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
A modern problem

People are less active nowadays, partly because technology has made our lives easier. We drive cars or take public transport. Machines wash our clothes. We entertain ourselves in front of a TV or computer screen. Fewer people are doing manual work, and most of us have jobs that involve little physical effort. Work, house chores, shopping and other necessary activities are far less demanding than for previous generations.

We move around less and burn off less energy than people used to. Research suggests that many adults spend more than seven hours a day sitting down, at work, on transport or in their leisure time. People aged over 65 spend 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group.
Sedentary lifestyles

Inactivity is described by the Department of Health as a “silent killer”. Evidence is emerging that sedentary behaviour, such as sitting or lying down for long periods, is bad for your health.

Not only should you try to raise your activity levels, but you should also reduce the amount of time you and your family spend sitting down.

Common examples of sedentary behaviour include watching TV, using a computer, using the car for short journeys and sitting down to read, talk or listen to music – and such behaviour is thought to increase your risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, as well as weight gain and obesity.

“Previous generations were active more naturally through work and manual labour, but today we have to find ways of integrating activity into our daily lives,” says Dr Cavill.

Whether it's limiting the time babies spend strapped in their buggies, or encouraging adults to stand up and move frequently, people of all ages need to reduce their sedentary behaviour.

“This means that each of us needs to think about increasing the types of activities that suit our lifestyle and can easily be included in our day,” says Dr Cavill.

Crucially, you can hit your weekly activity target but still be at risk of ill health if you spend the rest of the time sitting or lying down. For tips on building physical activity and exercise into your day, whatever your age, read Get active your way.
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